HEthens I put this question to you as I feel you are the most reliable and like minded group of people to ask!
I am In the UK and my predicament is that I am unsure of what university course I should take.
I am obsessed with the non-physical, ancient knowledge, the universe, conspiracies about our world and the creation of our reality. The problem is I don’t know which university course would best aide me in delving deeper into these subjects and hopefully help me in figuring out my/our purpose and ultimately TRUTH!
You could say I’m on a spiritual journey and I feel that university would be the ideal catalyst for me to begin my journey and help me to start to discover the truth about our world.
I have a few ideas like ‘Physics and Meta Physics’, or maybe ‘Philosophy’ or even ‘Theology’!
I don’t belong to any particular religion but i do have a strong faith in the truth, a one infinite creator and I do believe that praying, positive thinking and the like all work and are very real.
If there is anyone that thinks they might be able to give me some advice I welcome with open arms and thank you in advance!
Join me on the road to enlightenment
I’m really into those topics as well. You seem very optimistic, which is uber cool :) No matter what you go with, I think you’ll be happy.
It seems like your interested in knowing the deeper aspects of everything, so a degree in philosophy seems spot on. You could study metaphysics(non-physical), ontology(being and reality), occultisms(ancient knowledge), even epistemology(study of knowing).
If you wanna go to a university to study these subjects, go for it if you feel that’s the path you wanna take. Don’t get yourself into too much debt though. In all honesty you could study and research all of that on your own, and it’d be a lot cheaper. With that said, actually discussing some of these topics and concepts with a philosophy instructor and other philosophy majors, that is kind of hard to pass that up :)
Thanks for your advice… you’ve given me a lot to consider!
luckily I am having a gap year and will be focusing on the choice between uni and as you say studying on my own.
Debt is a problem because it seems like once you get into the system by going to university you have to stay in the system to work off the debt, and I feel that by the time I will have finished the degree I will have found a way of living outside of the system.
Also I feel that getting my own place in student accommodation, moving to a big city, and meeting new people are all pretty important in becoming the new person that I want to be.
It’s a tough choice…
Thanks again for your helpful advice Zazu :)
Choose a major that is based on something you’d like to do in terms of career. or just get started with a liberal arts major and figure out the particular major while taking courses required by most majors. That will give you time to figure it out.
Your search for the “truth” or the nature of reality will be something done off campus and through the exploration of religion and metaphysics. Different people will steer you in any number of directions. I’ve been exploring the subject for many years. It’s a journey of finding some knowledge that sounds like it must be true, accepting it as truth, believing it to be truth, even knowing it must be the truth, then finding some new knowledge that sounds more like the truth, accepting it as the truth and so on and so forth.. .
Search around. you can find all sorts of ideas labeled as the truth. You might even stumble on the ultimate, absolute Truth without even realizing it. What you want to avoid doing is believing it . Hold off on the believing and just look at what you learn as possibly the truth. Look for supporting evidence. See if it appears in other forms, form multiple sources. Does it wake up something inside of you. Adopting beliefs is much easier than removing them.
Organize what you learn according to what kind of truth it is. Your looking for the The big truth, the one that answers all the questions about life. Call it truth absolute Score everything you learn as to the degree or your best guess of the ideas potential to be the one you’re after. Determine what factors your going to measure it by. Start by knowing that the truth IT IS WHAT IT IS. Whatever its influence on our lives will not be changed because of how we feel towards it. Its effects will be the same universally regardless of race, religion, nationality, or planetary affiliation. Anything else falls under partial truth, maybe truth, sort of truth, a sign of truth all the way down to pure bullshit. I personally would suggest beginning here:
Here are some good points to consider when measuring possibilities
Remember It’s your call. Eventually you have to make up your own mind as to what you believe and accept the consequences that follow. An open mind and a sense of humor will be your best companions throughout. If you find it, good for you. You may want to share your good fortune. That would only lead to a lot of unnecessary aggravation as truth, from what I’ve seen can only be found by those who are looking for it. The rest will find it when they’re ready and not before. Then again, that’s your choice. Good luck!