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I want to know many things and be an integral intellectual

  1. Nov 6, 2016 #1
    Hi there forum,
    I'm an enlightenment-crazy person and physics student in his early 20s and I want to have learnt many things by the end of this decade. One of the things I want to do is to achieve a really good understanding of how reality works in a physical sense. I also want to learn how to compose music, paint, understand ancient and modern thinkers and how society and economy work. I think anyone can be a polymath with some motivation.
    Anyone with a similar central goal is free to contact me.

    Enlightenment: European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism.
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  3. Nov 6, 2016 #2


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    Hi IntegralBeing. :welcome:

    There's a lot to be said for aiming high. But keep some time for Maths & Physics, too!
  4. Nov 7, 2016 #3
    Hé IntegralBeing, welcome to the Physics Forums!

    Interesting to read that you want to understand how reality works. I too am interested in reality but am still unable to define what reality exactly is. Sometimes I jokingly tell people that I have the idea that two realities are fused into one reality.

    Good luck!
  5. Nov 7, 2016 #4
    For me reality in a physical sense is about what experiments tell us, it has more to do with the "external world where the other people are at". But reality itself wow that really is a mistery; I have thought a lot about that. It is so complicated I would say going through the riddles of existence is maybe the most confusing and difficult journey of all. Consciousness for example..
    I would say reality is what indeed "is".
    The only fact I'm sure of is that "some flux of information is occurring", because even if I didn't exist at all, this information is going through something someway. That's all I know, but from that I can tell that "something is indeed happening".
  6. Nov 7, 2016 #5


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    Just two quick reminders -- the New Member Introduction forum is for just that, not really for discussions. And second, we do not allow philosophy discussions at the PF. :smile:
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