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Philosophy for life: the 4 noble (Socratic) truths

Philosophy’s got a bit of a bad rep in recent years. Conjuring up the stereotype of effete students lying around their bedrooms, smoking weed, writing pretentious essays and having existential crises, it’s come to be seen as a bit airy-fairy and removed from everyday life. 1,003 more words



In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.


 One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance, who ran up to him excitedly and said, 254 more words


What You Know

I really like to write. I’m comfortable writing about myself, my feelings, my inspirations, my goals, my, my, my…  I would love to be able to write fiction. 298 more words

Personal Stories

Life after life

I was like you. A modern man in a modern world living by modern standards of modern expectations. Living by standards imposed. By principles I never agreed to. 354 more words


The Cave

The whole of our lives
We are trapped in a cave
A victim to ignorance
Our human enclave.

We watch as shadows
Come up on the wall… 358 more words


On Reading Plato

About 35 years ago, Plato stopped being a stuffy old philosopher full of “teachings,” and became a friend. For the previous five years, I had been centering each semester’s introductory course around The Republic. 970 more words


Improving yourself

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. —Socrates 

This was true over 2500 years ago, and is still true today.   61 more words

Self Development