In silence, philosophers ask the big questions that many people spend their whole lives trying to avoid. They reflect on these questions courageously and honestly, seeking out answers that make sense on every level. From there, they make their arguments, and although they put in a great deal of effort toward this work, they remain forever open to the possibility that they have gone astray, that there is a better answer out there waiting for them. This is the life of a philosopher, his or her work never complete, the questions of philosophy always begging for more attention. The great philosophers turn into mythological figures, remembered and cited for the sharpness in their thoughts.