Socrates - A Life Worth Living

Singlehandedly, and asking what must have seemed at the time to be perfectly innocent questions, so trivial in fact as to not even be worth asking, the ancient philosopher Socrates revolutionized the world to come by showing that engaging in rational inquiry could produce conclusions about the world much different from those we have blindly inherited from our ancestors and our culture.

In numerous cases, he showed that our natural assumptions lead us to hold incoherent and inconsistent worldviews that ultimately contradict each other. The solution, according to Socrates, starts with the examination of your own mind and its internal prejudices. The unexamined life, he famously claimed, is not worth living.

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