The Four Types of Men: Part II – The Philosopher

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About Josh Bowman

Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. He has worked and consulted in Vancouver, New York, and now Toronto for almost a decade. Josh improvises around Toronto, including regular shows with Opening Night Theatre, and also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can email Josh or follow him on Twitter. If you want to submit a guestpost or know more about Josh, check this post and this post out first.

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  1. Thanks Josh, for laying this down—so true… actually this is the type of man I gravitate towards :)

  2. oh shit, what do you call a philospher with a bad temper? Maybe I am a warrior philospher…

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    Socrates was a citizen of Athens. To get the franchise, you had to be able to afford the panoply of the hoplite and show up for the wars. Which he did.
    I am reminded of Mark Twain’s aphorism; “To do good is noble. To teach others to do good is nobler still, and no trouble.”

  4. I’d say another disadvantage of the Philosopher type is the tendency to be a cerebral and philosophical all the time, and avoid or downplay the more practical parts of life. As in, someone asks you what time it is, and you respond that time is an arbitrary human invention and cannot truly be measured.

    Count the Dalai Lama up there with famous and venerable Philosophers. If I had to pick one model for a Good Man, His Holiness would probably be it.

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