Nothing touches the basic emotions of man more than music. It is able to transcend the many obstacles of language, meaning, and cultural differences. Music as a philosophical study has actual relation to aesthetics and metaphysics. But more than this complicated aspect is the effect music has on everyday living.Continue Reading
Motherhood is said to be the beginning of wisdom for a woman. A woman does not know how unknowing she is of life until a child’s life is put into her hands. This is true both for biological and non-biological mothers.
Motherhood is such a big responsibility that it would be impossible to perform its tasks without any semblance of philosophy. Raising a child will have to be founded on a certain set of principles that will guide the mother to the path where she thinks she should lead a child. A confused mother usually results to an equally confused child who is given no clear direction in life.
Children need proper guidance but it can only be given by someone who understands that such role belongs to him or her. Even with a complete pair of parents, mothers will always have a critical role in the life of a child. There can be no substitute to a mother’s love and guidance but many have been forced to live without it because of the realities of life.
Once a woman decides to accept the big responsibility of motherhood, there is an unwritten but acknowledged acceptance of the responsibilities that go with it. There is no way around it except if a mother purposely chooses to go the other way and leaves. A mother is expected to share and pass on her personal philosophy to her children although she must learn to accept that they will develop philosophies of their own. It wouldn’t actually matter though since a mother’s philosophy is essentially based on love and nurturing.
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Do you belief that the results we reap from our work is directly affected by our attitude towards it? The work environment is characterized by challenges, competition, failures, and successes. Whether the outcome becomes a success or failure, would depend on the personal philosophy of a person.
A person with a good work philosophy sees work as a way to improve the quality of life. With this view, people give their work due respect whatever nature of work they are in and in whatever level their career is in. A positive work philosophy gives pride to man’s most basic productive endeavor.
On the other side of the spectrum is the negative work philosophy that sees a job merely as something that provides money to put food on the table, pay for basic necessities as well as luxuries in life. People who see work in this view cannot see a job’s essence beyond the pay. It becomes difficult therefore to make long-term plans in terms of career.
People who work are called upon to answer the higher call of service. Service, specifically to others is seen as the noble side of working. It is about providing the best effort in the performance of duties and responsibilities by not appearing burdened for doing such.
People who exhibit joy in doing their jobs attract positive reactions from people they meet in the course of their work. Co-workers enjoy working with them, customers look forward to transacting with them, and management sees an ally in them. A pleasant disposition at work may not necessarily equate to complete satisfaction at the work environment but it manifests an employee’s adaptability to existing working conditions which usually have limitations.
Most kinds of work are already difficult in themselves and performing related tasks begrudgingly only serves to add to the difficulty. People should try to love their jobs. If is it proves impossible to do, then it is probably time to find another job.
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A person who exerts considerable social influence on others towards the accomplishment of specific tasks is said to be a leader. Leadership need not come with an official title although people who hold high titular positions are expected to be leaders and have leadership qualities.
There are the so-called born leaders who are able to lead others almost effortlessly to follow them. These people exude authority even without any formal delegation. They possess a certain charisma that encourages following and compliance.
These people therefore must have some leadership philosophy they can speak of if they are able to command such compelling presence. A personal leadership philosophy is defined by a person’s purpose and values. The standard which he places on his followers is the same standard he applies to himself because that is how he functions well.
A leader forms his philosophy by combining his personal views with the existing environment where he is exercising leadership. He cannot force what he wants if it is not applicable to the situation. Effective leaders are characterized by being greatly attuned to the people surrounding him thus his great influence.
Followers must be able to identify clearly with a leader if they are to be part of the team. Leaders must be able to inspire followers to do what is being proposed up to the extent of making sacrifices to achieve the common goal. It takes a good leader to convince followers to accept difficulties. It takes a great leader for followers to push through even in extreme situation. A leader lives his philosophy on a daily basis to be convincing.