Welcome to the 2nd edition of Friday Asks Questions! A recurring blog article where I ask myself an open question and share the answer with you! 🙂 Of course, I’d love it if you joined me in answering the question, because I love seeing your answers!
Today’s questions is:
If you could choose two persons (past and present) to be your mentor/teacher, who would you choose and why?
After long consideration, I think that I’d choose a scientist and a philosopher, because I love both and I think these two could teach me a lot! So, who do I choose?
I have several of his books and read all of them, with the exception of his last. There’s no denying how brilliant a mind the late Stephen Hawking had and I think he could really help me understand our Universe better. I have to admit that I am still struggling to wrap my mind around a lot of his theories, but at the same time I’m also intrigued by them and wish I could have a greater understanding of quantum physics, among other subjects.
I love the stoic school of philosophy and although Epictetus might not be the founder of this school of thought, he was of major importance to it and the Enchiridion is a handbook he wrote, a guide to life. One other thing to mention is that Epictetus was born as a slave, so his life was filled with hardship. I think he would make a good conversational partner, someone to use as a moral compass, perhaps.
So, what do you think? Solid choices? 😉 I’m curious to find out which you’ll choose!