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Tag: Socrates

The unexamined life

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show again this week (my course in living life) and his guest was Naval Ravikant.  Naval is co-founder of Angel List and has invested in over 100 companies including a few small start-ups called Twitter and Uber.

Naval mentioned when Greek philosopher Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  Naval then went on to say… Continue reading

Socrates reminds us to think for ourselves

On this day in 399 BC, ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death.  The charges were that he was corrupting the youth and did not believe in the gods of the time.

Socrates questioned the way things were and asked others to do the same.  He was the father of debate and cross-examining ideas.  He asked his students, including Plato, to think critically and scrutinize their lives.  Not to believe what the world was telling them without thinking in through.  He taught the idea that doing the right thing was more important than being a monetary success.  That happiness comes from the journey, not the destination. Continue reading

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