Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living."

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Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living", a timeless wisdom from the philosopher Socrates, nudges us to continuously question and reflect upon our lives. This introspection pushes us beyond superficial existence, enabling us to decipher our true selves, our values, aspirations, and beliefs. Through such profound understanding of our own selves, we can steer our lives in a direction that is authentically ours, not dictated by societal norms or external pressures.

As such, this deep introspection naturally leads us to the idea of "Doing more of what makes us happy." The happiness we seek isn't fleeting pleasure or short-term satisfaction, but a profound contentment that stems from aligning our actions with our deepest values and passions.

When we live an examined life, we better understand what truly brings us joy and fulfilment, and thus can intentionally make choices that lead to greater happiness. This is the joy that resonates at a deeper level, beyond the transient, and it is this joy that truly makes life worth living. Socrates' wisdom and the call to pursue our happiness are intrinsically intertwined – a guide to leading a more meaningful, satisfying life.


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