During a search I fell on Yahoo’s ‘Answers’ page. Looking into it I found a surprisingly vibrant community, and they have a section on Philosophy. Once signed up you can ask a question and get replies from real people. You can also answer other people’s questions. So I have been roaming about the community lately like a philosophic Lone Ranger.
I have had fun giving and reading answers and I am here to tell you that there are some smart cookies amongst the people who contribute. I liked this one in reply to the question ‘What is the key to true happiness?’
The key is under the custody of a contented person. We can borrow it from him freely. He has several such duplicate keys. Even if you do not return the key, he will not bother. He is such a nice person.
And this one in answer to a question from a confused teenager:
Be Aware.Your kindness may be treated as your weakness … still be kind.
Be Aware. Your help to others may go unheeded and unnoticed … still be helpful.
Be Aware. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies … still succeed.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable … still be frank and honest.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow … still be good and do good.
Your forthrightness may be treated as high handedness or insubordination … still be forthright.
Virtues and values of life may mean little for people … still be virtuous.
Your faith in God and Love for Humanity may be taken as orthodoxy and foolishness … still have faith in God.
So if you need an answer, right now, you could do worse than to ask it on Yahoo’s Answers.