“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” -The Philosopher
“Why do we bother asking ourselves about these things? Life is short. It’s better to enjoy it than to explain it.” -The person annoyed by philosophers
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates
“The unlived life is not worth examining.” -Sheldon Kopp
Some people bother asking abstract and “annoying” questions because they enjoy it.
For some people, contemplation, speculation, and philosophical analysis, are life-giving enterprises.
For some people, thinking is seen as an extension, not an enemy, of exciting experiences.
For some people, making an effort to explain things, even if it’s difficult or impossible, is part of their own personal definition of a passionate and fulfilling existence.
I am one of those people.