Being related in any way to a philosopher can be a very rewarding experience. Philosophers tend to ask good questions and contribute wealth of knowledge to conversation in general; they are hard-workers; they often develop an interest or two outside of their philosophy work (because it's so blasted hard). Most people run into problems with philosophers in several main ways: (1) a general misunderstanding of what philosophers are trying to say, (2) feeling attacked all the time, (3) being completely uninterested in their philosopher's work and not knowing how to communicate this while also communicating that they love their philosopher, (4) understanding what is so bloody important about philosophy anyway, and (5) showing them that it's safe come out of philosophy-world sometimes.
I have only been around my philosopher for five years (in April), but these are some lessons that I hope will aid you in understanding your philosopher.
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