I have been reading and studying philosophy for the past two years. Two thousand years ago Greek philosophers would gather and discuss what life was about, how they could live a better life and be better people. Breaking down the word philosophy, it translates in English to; love of wisdom. Philo meaning love, and sophy meaning wisdom. Stoicism a form of philosophy that had four pillars as core values; courage, wisdom, justice and moderation, tried to focus on what was in our control and what was not. What if in America, we were brought up to ask ourselves at a young age, how can we be better. How can we focus on being a person of virtue. In every situation we are faced with a right decision, that benefits all. God must have put on the heart of early philosophers the importance of virtue, and being in accord with nature. Most did not know of Christ. Yet many had some of the same core values that Christianity would adopt. Many have criticized philosophy as not being Christian. Saint Thomas Aquinas loved to study philosophers, especially Aristotle. Aquinas answered his critics, saying that all truth is Gods truth, it doesn’t matter where we get it. I’ve decided to be the best philosopher I can, asking myself daily, how can I be a better human. And we should not just gather information and ideas. We need to put ideas into action. True philosophers, learn, apply, learn, apply. Let’s do it!