While I have no idea what such a philosophy involves, it sounds like one I might manage to grasp, and I like its cool and composed nature. Surely, it must have something zen about it? And having already cooked up a philosopher dog for one of my stories, I now wonder if I shouldn’t give him a companion philosophrog.
‘Are not the wood frogs the philosophers who walk (?) in these groves? Methinks I imbibe a cool, composed, frog-like philosophy when I behold them.’ 2 Nov 1857
Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 474