The philosophy of ‘As-If’

One of the famous philosophers has written a book named philosophy of ‘As-If’. Though, the book has been named in a strange way, the name which is given is certainly profound and very realistic. The name simply shows that how shallowly we live the life.

We live the life as if we are humans. A husband lives his life not as a husband but as if he is a husband. We live life not religiously, but as if we are religious. This philosophy of as-if is making our life shallow.

We have lost authenticity of our life. It is too superficial. The reason is this philosophy- of ‘As-If’. When we say behave as if you are something, the authenticity in the act is lost. It is said that any act can transform you if you do it authentically. No ignorance remains in any act if you do it authentically. But, this philosophy, of as-if  is a reason that our no act is authentic.

By Mandar Karanjkar

Mandar Karanjkar is author, motivational speaker and consultant based in Pune. Mandar works with handful of organizations helping them with strategy, communication and culture. Mandar is trained in Indian Classical Music over a decade. He is a classical singer and flute player.

Mandar has written columns for many reputed newspapers. Engineer by profession, he conducts workshops and delivers talks on subjects as wide as strategy, innovation, online marketing, spirituality, Kabir, Zen etc.

Mandar is a published author.

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