Thursday, September 1, 2016

Quote of the Day - Socrates

Today in the World History classes in which I taught (for the first time in my life) at Atascadero High School, we discussed this famous quote from Socrates. I didn't remember until today which is not to say I have not ever seen it or heard it, which seems unlikely, but rather it never meant anything to me previously. However, now upon my discovering or rediscovering it, I find that it now resonates strongly with me and I wholeheartedly agree with its primary point even if the specifics of what Socrates was actually saying in their original context can be argued to be somewhat melodramatic, vainglorious, self-important, and stubborn.
   "The unexamined life is not worth living." ~ Socrates

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