Freethinkers Day allows you to abandon typical thinking and get to the bottom of the problem. He makes people around the world not follow the crowd, but try to choose their own path, as Thomas Paine did in the distant past. His name is well known to anyone familiar with US history.
Since the 1990s, a special holiday has been celebrated on Thomas Paine’s birthday. The works of the philosopher, which were of great importance for the Enlightenment, completely changed the world, having a huge impact on the course of the revolution. During his lifetime, Thomas was a brave man, able to lead thousands of like-minded people. He inspired everyone who longed for freedom and did not want to follow the rules.
Payne’s homeland is England, in the 1770s he moved to America. Thomas was one of the first to put forward the idea of abolishing slavery. His works and reformist views on life have become an example for many. Payne’s philosophy strove for the ideal, in his books he described a better world, but it was impossible to make progress alone.
For the first time, a reporter from the magazine “Seeker of Truth” proposed to celebrate a holiday dedicated to the great thinker. It was celebrated on January 29th. According to the original idea, roses became the symbol of the day, the petals symbolized beauty and purity, and the thorns symbolized danger.
- A familiar voice in the head voices thoughts and allows a person to formulate them correctly. Most people have long been accustomed to it, but some people are not able to hear how they think.
- Thoughts are material. Negative ones have a detrimental effect on the general condition, health and performance, positive ones increase mood and make it easier to relate to difficulties.
- Creative people are more risk-averse.
- In New York, a monument was erected in honor of Thomas Paine.
How to celebrate
Not everyone can boast of an excellent knowledge of history, but on this day you will have to expand your knowledge. It is not necessary to get acquainted with the original works of Payne, it will be enough to read a summary or watch a documentary. There are also short videos on the Internet that talk about his biography and significant contributions.
Following the example of Thomas, you can try to abandon the usual thinking and create a new movement. Share your ideas with your friends through social networks.
When is Freethinkers Day celebrated in 2024?
Freethinkers Day is observed on January 29 each year.