The book said the very first philosophers are those who questioned about religions and customs of their ancient time and sought answers with rational justifications. It reminds me of myself. I am now a pure buddhism which means I became buddhist not just simply because my parents are. I tried to learn as much as possible about other religions before I became a buddhist. I could relate them in terms of this “wondering” factor.
“ Wonder is very much the affection of a philosopher; for there is no other beginning of philosophy than this!” -Plato
Whether it’s management or science, they were born on human curiosity. The curiosity that leads to innovation like Einstein’s Gravity theory in physics or BCG matrix in marketing. We studied Philip Kotler’s marketing books naming him as Guru of today’s marketing just like the ancient philosophers who share their views on ancient customs and religions with one another and ultimately set up “schools” to teach others, not just the conclusions they have come to but also how they came up with the conclusions.
However, there was one famous philosopher who didn’t write any books or had come to any conclusions.
“Socrates, the teacher of Plato, prided himself as the wisest man on earth because he knew he didn’t know anything!” _ The Philosophy Book – big idea simply explained