Should i do this college course?

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#1

“Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality”

do philosophy classes usually requires…group discussion and…socialization with fellow students…and group projects…or even presentations?

i’m not too much of a…sunny person.

thank you.


#2

I personally have always enjoyed Philosophy, but then again, i’m a strange duck.

As far as class structure, that usually varies by School.


#3

yeah but i’m just…not too social able, i’ll end up tripping over and being the klutz and laughing stock of the entire class, i once had a panic attack while i was standing on the podium presenting.

so if i take this class and it ended up requiring socialization with fellow student, what should a blue person like me do to fit in?


#4

Philosophy by nature is interactive, knowledge is useless unless it’s shared.

It’s a big world out there, join it and meet and socialize with people.
I have really no intelligible speech. It never has stopped me socializing or carrying out my job. :slight_smile: Sure, some people feel uncomfortable about my impediment, some laugh too. Ignore the ones that laugh, they do so out of ignorance. :wink:


#5

Ignore the ones that laugh, they do so out of ignorance

Well said.


#6

Coolaid, I’m exactly the same - although I love people and working with them, finding other people fascinating, in a crowd or even with more than one person in the room, I’m terrified.

Dee’s advice is excellent. Follow it, do your college course, and I’m betting if you can overcome your lack of self-confidence, you’ll do great. :slight_smile:


#7

Honestly, the more you stress about it, the more inclined you are to goof up, and end up being more down on yourself. I know it’s easier to say than it is to do, but relax. You’ll find that interaction, like so many other things, come with a little bit of time, a little bit of patience, and a goof up now and again.

I’m with the other posters here, go for it!


#8

Sounds more like a psych class. But it varies according to the teacher, who usually varies it according to the make up of the class.


#9

Even the more you should experience and preferably level up in social skills.

so if i take this class and it ended up requiring socialization with fellow student, what should a blue person like me do to fit in?
Just talk. People are not snowflakes. Most of them are very precidable and by socialising you know what you can expect of a society.


#10

Ah, my area of study!

Philosophy does entail a lot of discussion, but on the given subject at hand and always in a classroom environment, not going off to have a coffee and chat. You really need to be able to discuss things by yourself in written form in essays - that’s where all the marks lie and as long as you listen to other’s for and against arguments and lay it down, that’s all that matters.

I think that you may end up really having something to add an as a result may aid your social skills over a period of time - bear in mind that you get a diverse range of people, many also quite shy that can take the subject, and those that aren’t are very open minded and will gently gently understand those who find socialising difficult.

It entails all sorts of things though: religion, politics, the nature of reality (can we believe what we hear and see?), the validity of science, etc. If you are not someone who ponders, don’t do it. If you are, then I think that you will slip into it once you start.