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Mejia, Jirah Mae L.

EDFD 120

January 29, 2015


Prof. Joanna Rose Laddaran

What Is Philosophy
Philosophy is about asking the questions, wondering about the workings of life
and of the universe, and seeking answers to those questions. I do have a lot of
questions about my existence, my place in this world, the structure of the society; I
wasnt aware I was asking myself philosophic questions, until I came across this
reading. I am hoping I would come to admire the way philosophers think, especially in
the domains I am most concerned of life in general and education.
I was required to write about my philosophy of life for one of my former classes. It
was then that I realized how much I am inclined to experiences, and what better way to
do so but to try things firsthand to travel, to learn from mistakes, to connect with
people, and so on. I learn things best whenever I am emotionally, physically and
mentally involved in the process. This reading has explained Philosophy in a way I
could easily relate with. One thing that might have prevented me from trying to enlist in
Philo classes was that I have associated it with being highly abstract and out of reach.
I have avoided classes in philosophy for I feel averse of dwelling into abstraction
and logical reasoning. Upon hearing the names of the early Greek philosophers, I would
feel like running for the door. It was an irrational feeling and line of thought; however, I
have been so inclined into behaving that way. I felt no remorse in skipping all Philo GE
courses, for I was not among the batch of students required to take one of it. However,
after reading the selection, I realized I might have missed out on various essential
things to learn.
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Mejia, Jirah Mae L.


EDFD 120

January 29, 2015


Prof. Joanna Rose Laddaran

I am still wary of my reasoning skills, for I never fancied the confines of strict
logical reasoning. I am more into the feeling and unconfined realms of thinking, but
even so, as a future teacher, I must not subject people around me into unneeded
fallacies. Learning about such would also help me understand myself better for
instance, why I feel what I feel and why I act the way I do.
As a future teacher, I must try to break my aversion towards anything
philosophical, for I would have to know very well my own set of ideas and principles
regarding education. It would help my students and me, for I would be having a clear set
of goals, direction and purpose. What would my teaching be like if I were living with an
unclear philosophy of teaching and of living?
For most of my questions, I might never come to know the real answer, the truth.
However, the journey of exerting efforts to answer these questions would be worth it.
Through this reading, I had been given an opportunity to reassess my feelings and
thoughts towards philosophy. I am hoping that as the course goes on, I would become
more in touch with my thoughts and the way I reason out.