One way I am broadening my mind is studying the great philosophers. With the internet, you can just type in a feeling you are having and get an amazing piece of philosophy about it right away. But I like to think that little bit deeper, so I’ll often wiki away until I know basically everything about the person being quoted.
Studying the greats has definitely shaped my own personal philosophy, but I don’t like to be tied to one thing. Like, I’m definitely a bit Oriental in my belief you have to open your mind to be one with everything, but I’m also a big admirer of your rational Germans, who were typically well organised with their thinking.
I don’t like Scottish philosophers though, even Bill Shankly. But that’s just a personal thing.
Obviously a lot of the great philosophers like your Platos, your Nietzsches, your Oscar Wildes, your Camuses were writing before football was invented, but in my opinion there’s a lot football could teach the world about thinking and the way the universe works. It’s like the famous saying: ‘All that I know about life, I have learned in boots’.