At times, I was told it is all about happiness. Other times, I read books that mentioned the key is to be useful. Today, I think the meaning of life is to have a sense of peace.
I have created quotes, such as "true love is to accept everyone for who they are," and "always show unconditional respect." In fact, I have made artwork with these philosophical ideas. For example, the image below is what I consider an artwork related to how philosophy has played a role in my mental health.
There are also certain philosophical school of thoughts that describe how I think. For example, I am a rationalist, empiricist, pragmatist, skeptic, relativistic, and subjective.
However, I additionally describe myself as mutualistic.
Mutualism is what I consider to be a philosophical school of thought. It means to be fruitful and grow as long as we voluntarily choose to help each other.
Philosophy has given me purpose and a reason to live.
I want to be a role model for people and future generations. Because of philosophy, I discovered that there are three kinds of pleasure. Two of them being physiological pleasures and psychological pleasures.
However, I have also added a third one, in which only rational creatures can experience: the legacy pleasure. I want to leave a legacy of hope, kindness, and peace. Every person I meet, even if they did not like me, deserves my respect. Respect is how I watch out for my mental health and the mental health of others. I genuinely enjoy using philosophy as a tool for my mental wellness. Anyone who studies philosophy can also contribute their own ideas as well.