Willette Benford - Restorative Justice
There were many things I encountered, going the wrong way, getting caught up in all kinds of things. I was existing, but I was not living.
Philosophy for everyone by everyone
We believe there is a philosopher within each of us.
Each of us takes part in the human experience, and we all have something to share. Our questions aim to bring out the essence of people's stories; the insights and ideas that we don’t usually talk about in our everyday conversations. While doing so, we find out that we are not so different after all.
THE EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHER is a project of the Chicago branch of the New Acropolis School of Philosophy as a way of life.
Inspired by the work of Chicago writer and broadcaster, Studs Terkel, by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, and above all the Master of Dialogues, Socrates, we speak with those so-called “strangers” that are around us every day, and discover that each has their own pearl of wisdom to share. Our questions aim to bring out the essence of their stories; the teachings and ideas that we don’t usually discuss in our everyday conversations.
With this, we aim to show that Philosophy is not just an intellectual exercise, but an approach to life, a Love of Wisdom that is part of every human being’s journey. A Philosophy by the people and for the people.
THE EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHER is a project of the Chicago branch of the New Acropolis international school of Philosophy as a way of life.