Socrates, one of the fathers of philosophy, died for his truth. In the end, he chose to drink the hemlock than to live a life without being part of his beloved community. Socrates, in his idealism, stretches the idea of making an effort to examine our own lives. He considers that the unexamined life has no value in itself. Indirectly, he is telling us that what gives meaning to our lives is the depth to which we are diving to the core of our essence in order to find out who we are.
Knowing who we are requires that we learn to live in the present and become mindful of the “power of now.” In reality, we only have control over the present; the past is gone, the future is a mystery!
By knowing who we are, we can live our lives with intention, focus and purpose.
Ultimately, we must know ourselves in order to know how to better serve the world and leave it a better place for future generations. more…
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