A LITTLE PHILOSOPHY ALWAYS HELPS

There is much to learn from the great philosophers of old—Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Voltaire, Balzac and Descartes—and if you listen carefully, there is also much to learn from our modern-day philosophers.  The words of popular music in this last century are a treasure trove of insightful lessons for life.

Check these out:

  1. Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy – The Eagles
  2. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose, nothing don’t mean nothin’ honey if it ain’t free – Janis Joplin and Kris Kristofferson
  3. I’d rather be a hammer than a nail – Simon and Garfunkel
  4. If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane – Jimmy Buffett
  5. What the world needs now is love sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of – Dionne Warwick
  6. You got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away and know when to run – Kenny Rogers
  7. If I can see it, then I can do it; if I believe it, there’s nothing to it – R. Kelly
  8. And he’s bad, bad Leroy Brown, the badest man in the whole damn town – Jim Croce
  9. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, you’ve got a friend – James Taylor
  10. Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay, oh, I believe in yesterday – The Beatles
  11. Your prison is walking through this world all alone – The Eagles
  12. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice – Rush
  13. Optimism is my best defense – Rod Stewart
  14. Thinking is the best way to travel – Moody Blues
  15. We are all just prisoners of our own device – The Eagles
  16. Thunder only happens when it’s raining, players only love you when they’re playing – Fleetwood Mac
  17. Does anyone really know what time it is, does anyone really care – Chicago
  18. As long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive, I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give, and I’ll survive…I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
  19. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape; you don’t spit into the wind; you don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger; and you don’t mess around with Jim – Jim Croce

I hope that will carry you through the week.

(Thanks to my music and philosophy consultant, Judy Hart, for her contributions.)

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  1. Judy Hart

    I can’t believe I got honorable mention. Thanks, Art!

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