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Monday Morning Motivation – Philosophy

By: Curt Stowers

Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially

Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day.

Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


When I think of philosophy, I think of two things.

First, I envision the wise souls who have insight into all areas of life. These are the individuals that you love to spend time with, as you come away enlightened and energized.

Second, I think of the blowhards who toss around views of the world that are shallow, poorly thought out, and sometimes downright insulting.

What’s the difference? Some would say it is a matter of my opinion/perspective. I disagree. I would say the difference is in the view that these two types of individuals express:

  • The wise souls cherish knowledge and enjoy sharing to help others learn, grow, and live a better life.
  • The blowhards treat philosophy as a game to be played with. The best description I have heard is that they treat it like a “parlor trick” (i.e., using it as a way to impress others).

The difference between these two approaches is massive.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Is your philosophy of life focused on helping others learn, grow and live a better life?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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