How should I live?
This is an “ethical” question (i.e., a question about how one ought to act based on justifications that represent one’s beliefs on what is right or wrong). It is different from the question how to live? It presupposes that there is a certain way that one “must” live.
When you ask this question, you are interested about uncovering or even building a process, system, or practice that you presecribe to yourself. This system inspires action and provides justification for them.
The first step in answering this question is to know what you are looking for. To find this, you need to find a way to know what you are looking for (Philosophy). Discovering what you are looking for involves asking yourself how you know what you know (epistemology) and what exists (metaphysics).
Here are some thoughts that represent My answer to how should I live.
- Use Blackwell’s “How to Live: A Life of Montaigne” to describe the difference of the two more.
- Go to each backlink and determine if what is better linked is How to live or How should I live