Meaning of intellectual journey

Published on: November 13, 2013

What is the idea behind intellectual journey? One thing I am sure of is that its not about being able to quote Socrates or Aristotle. Neither it is about merging yourself into the ocean of books and understanding what others have to say about the world or life.

Instead, I believe its the exact opposite. Its about stripping yourself from all the ornamental moral values and knowledge you have gathered for years and starting from scratch. It is a journey you take with a blank canvas and paint it with NOT your knowledge but with your experience. Its about being honest about yourself.

History provides us with numerous examples where great thinkers have taken that path and emerged out with enlightened conscious mind. The goal of intellectual journey is not to find out truth but to get rid of all the lies that you have been holding on to.