A philosopher is wise, reflective and analytical in his views of life in general. For him, every thing has its proper context, correct sense and right values. There are those who Plato believed to be prejudiced against philosophy. He attempted to explain philosophy through his use of analogies like a: navigator, plant, beast, and tinker. In a ship, the crew keeps the vessel moving, the captain gives orders for the crew to follow, but it is the navigator who steers the ship in course.
In order for the navigator to do his job, he has to study the wind direction, the water current, and the vessel speed.
A philosopher is like a navigator who possesses the knowledge that would keep him from straying….