What would you you study if you were going back to school?


If I were to go back to school, I would undoubtedly study more philosophy. This self-reflective subject sparked my interest when I attended college for my psychology degree, but the prerequisites to graduate overshadowed my interest at that time.

Philosophy in its simplest form, is the study of ideas on knowledge, truth and the meaning of life. As someone who was stuck in a web of depression and addiction for a period of my life, which crippled my ability to soak up anything worthy of my measly existence, I now yearn to absorb meaningful truths that guide me closer to my life purpose. So many words of wisdom have been spoken from those who have already walked my similar life path, that its my passion to explore their mixture of knowledge and opinions, and ultimately seek my own truth that has always been within. Hidden deep inside the darkness of my self-destructive past.

My purpose as I understand it today, is to bravely share my story of suffering and perseverance without the fear of an ever present stigma and self depriving shame. It is to take the lessons I have learned from my past and share this slice of wisdom with those still wandering in the darkness. There is a way out of our own dark misery, so long as we keep searching for the light.

We were all given the gift of experience that isn’t meant to be kept to ourselves. It is meant to resonate within our own existence to eventually form a light of hope that sparks the power of our will, and shines beyond our own ability for those who choose to see it. And maybe our light shines bright enough to eventually spark a light of hope for someone else.

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light”- Brene Brown


#Daily Prompt: Infinite

2 thoughts on “What would you you study if you were going back to school?

  1. Your searching for the light is a gift from God Who put “eternity in your heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) so that you would know there is something beyond this life and so that you would know that you are of infinite value to Him.

    Jesus said in John 8:12: Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

    By the grace of God, in 1978, at the age of 35, I found that light and have had His peace ever since.

    I would be please to listen to you on your journey.

    If you are interested in finding this light please read Romans Chapter 6 and the Book of John in the New Testament and then contact me at bdf4378@msn.com.



    1. Thank you for your response, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and the brightest light that shines upon my life and our existence. My journey is marked with sadness and tremendous loss since this writing, but also joy and peace surpassing understanding. With Him this I know, we are never, ever alone! Peace be with you always Ken!


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