The art of living vs. the art of manipulation
Very characteristic for our times is the fact that on one hand, the recognition of the academic philosophy is often low, but one the other hand the word is quite frequently used! Just for the wrong purpose…
Companies, sports clubs, political parties, etc. announce:
“Our philosophy is …!”
Just, very rarely it is true philosophy. It is far more often an ideology, which might contain philosophical elements. Why we never listen “Our ideology is … !”? Because it doesn’t sound so noble, solid and reliable.
At that point there is a very important fact to mention: The human being has an inherent connection to truth/objective reality. All human beings use to realize immedeately when they come in touch with a pure lie. However, in case the lie contains some amount of truth, or it is a half-truth, humans accept it mostly.