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My main beliefs, call it 'Zafarism', my own philosophic school:
I don't consider philosophy a science, I don't consider philosophy an art. In my opinion, being a philosopher isn't a profession and getting a degree in philosophy is useless. However, I believe that philosophizing is a basic need, and anyone who doesn't philosophize is hollow from the inside. However, what's worse than not philosophizing, is blindly following a famous philosopher's ideas, for any reason at all. Be original, stop plagiarizing and stop being lazy, 'create' your own philosophy, and don't be satisfied with a close approximation, just because it already exists. Ideas central to Zafarism:
A thirst for knowledge is the most important virtue in a human being
Religion is a burden, a burden which will gradually lessen as religion dissappears.
Absolute truth doesn't exist, the closest approximation to it is science.
The main problem with religion is that they're outdated, and if they aren't yet, they will be in due time. We as a species are dynamic, religion is static.
The best form of government is a direct democracy of some sorts, in combination with a meritocracy, not centered around success only in law, business and similar 'elitist professions' if you will, but success in any field, also the sciences.
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