I'm not going to pretend that anyone or any particular philosophy is completely correct, but one must be more logical than the others. So, my question is simple. Would you choose a Western Philosophy, which has sprouted the ideals of Machiavelli (success is everything), the workings of Plato and Socrates (self-realization), and the ideas of Locke and his peers, the atheistic yet morally judging thinkers of Britain? Or would you choose the Eastern philosophies, such as Confucianism, or "The Study of the Way," brought about by Zhang Zai and his mentors and students, in which "qi" and karma are thought to be the deciding factors in life? Does the understanding of the mind and universe (my personal definition of philosophy) change with public opinion, as the changing trends in European philosophy would lead you to believe? Or is the world consistant, with the same souls attempting to reach Nirvana, or Heaven, or Providence (Whatever you want to call it), so that the entire point of existance is ultimate satisfaction? Or would you believe that there is no point to life, and that you should get by as you can, like most modern fads in thought would have you believe? Any other ideas are welcome, but be warned, generic approaches such as "I think that a combination of them all is good," without serious thought and explanation will really just make you look stupid. Think about an answer before you post. Thank you for reading this, and giving it serious thought.