I, for instance am philospohical and have many interests. I have an associate's degree in business administration, a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, a master's degree in education and earning a doctorate in human behaviour. Nothing though, absolutely nothing comes close to my interest in philosophy with a passion for epistemology and metaphysics. While many of us go through life running from who we are really are and from what our purpose is in this life; some of us cannot. Call it luck, destiny, messenger or master; for some of us, our passions or those things we consider to be hobbies are actually life works/purposes. It seems we do not find out until we earn advanced degrees but this is Ok because there is a reason for learning what we do.
How wonderful that Desartes had knowledge of mathematics, science and logic to enhance his curiosity with reality. I think; therefore' I am was Descartes' first principle in philosophy. The reality that one doubts means that one exists. The I in I am has senses and feelings and is apart from the body (Descartes, 1644) and gives rise to realizing a separate existence. I then exists and I define this as I=E^A which means I equals exist above all because I am that I am. You have heard you are what you eat and you are what you wear and our parents have told us that if we do not love ourselves first, no one else will. This is all true because above all; we are what we think. We created our past, we created the present and we are now creating our futures. We are doing this now, with every single thought; we create our lives. I am not saying that we create our lives the way we actually want our lives to be, but we do indeed create our lives. Guess what, thoughts that are taught to us are not our natural thoughts so if we are taught to think and feel a certain way then our manifestations coincide with the thoughts that we have adopted from others, we create reality exactly as others want us to but not the way we want to. This is called brainwashing folks. Wake up! Welcome to your awakening!