The wisdom of past generations can still be relevant today and very helpful.
People from the dawn of time have been asking themselves questions about the meaning of life, the future or humanity’s morality. These serious reflections have become philosophers’ domain, who for centuries have laid out ways of thinking that people should follow in order to find and understand the meaning of their existence.
Philosophers are dumbfounded not only by where people come from, what they live for and where they’re going, but they also analyze everyday situations, relationships between people and the various norms of social life. Thanks to their observations they’ve come up with suggestions that could change the world if they were implemented.
One of the greatest thinkers in human history was Socrates. The philosopher was born around 470 BC in Athens, where he also died at the age of about 70-years old. Unfortunately, he didn’t leave any writing behind, and we know about his works from other prominent Greeks: Plato, Xenophon and Aristophanes.
Socrates, among other thing, is credited with the famous thought “I know that I know nothing” and is seen as a seeker of truth. The philosopher was very fond of virtue and was especially interested in man’s soul. His philosophy’s assumptions are taught to children in school during history lessons, but many of his valuable pieces of advice are unfortunately overlooked.
Looking over Socrates’ achievements, it’s worth pointing out a dialogue he had with a certain Greek who had a burning desire to inform Socrates of something. The philosopher, however, extinguished the messenger’s emotion and first asked him three questions that changed everything …
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