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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
My name is Meghan Cook McInerney, I currently live in Saint Paul, MN in the Hamline Midway neighborhood, which I love and because of this have the great opportunity to be around a lot of active community organizers whenever I want, they are all around this great neighborhood. I attend Hamline University, and am a double major in, Philosophy and Social Justice, with a concentration in "Diverse American Identity", which is a concentration I am creating with an adviser at school. I believe that philosophy is all around us, in newspapers, songs, poems, street painting, performance art, narrative, everything, literally I believe is philosophy, and it is my hope to spread this thought, and thus make a traditionally highly regarded field, much more down to earth and more accessible to anyone, who wants to be involved. Which is why I have chosen my name as "change your philosophy", which has more to do with change your perspective on what high art, thought, philosophy, or understanding might be, including myself, it is a daily reminder.

My Passions:
Writing, Staying true to myself, Constant reflection, Being as honest as possible, Making good food, Having a solid, honest relationship with my partner, Matt.

My Challenges:
Staying focused, not trying to do too many things at once, and ultimately not doing them justice.

My Vision for the Future:
Accessibility of thought, and transportation.

My Areas of Expertise:
Questioning

Comments

Maria de Chirikof's picture

smiles

I love this idea and it is sort of what I taught my daughters the first year we began homeschooling together. I explained we needed to start with 'philosophy' because what it really means is thinking and wondering about the world and not about a bunch of dead Greek guys. I really look forward to reading your journals!

Maria

katea's picture

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Everything begins with a question, the characteristic of a curious mind. :) I will join you in asking.

Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Nirupama Dutt's picture

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I like your area of expertise the most-- questioning?

JaniceW's picture

An insightful username

Meghan,
I love that you have provoked us to reflect upon how we define ourselves, what we believe in, and what shapes our values and ideals. Are you familiar with Stanford University's Encyclopedia of Philosophy? It's a scholarly dynamic online resource with papers on everything ranging from abstract objects to ethics to zombies! I have a feeling you might enjoy browsing through their table of contents. It can be a little academic at times but certainly incites debate and deep reflection. It can be found at:
http://plato.stanford.edu/

I'm thinking that you should start a group that's open to discussions about perspective, understanding, empathy etc... Maria, whom you have met above, would be a great collaborator on this as her mind is always spinning over the bigger questions. She has been a delight to the PulseWire community and I suspect you will both become great friends.

So, welcome. Thank you for kicking your journal off with a bang and I look forward to reading more from you.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

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