An Examined Life Is Worth Living Essay

823 Words Jan 12th, 2016 4 Pages
An examined life is worth living According to Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living,” life is all about decision-making, journeys and discoveries. Throughout our lives we do things that will shape us for our future whether that is lifestyle choices, financial choices, or choices that affect the way that we carry ourselves on a daily basis. An unexamined life leads us through life without ever thinking about the decisions, journeys and discoveries that we had made. Without looking and thinking into life, what are we here on earth for? An examined life allows us to reflect on the past, look forward to the future, and thrive in the moment we are living within. Socrates would have argued that when we do not reflect on our past we are not yearning anything from those experiences. Memories are something that we as humans get to cherish, we have the ability to look back, reminisce and cherish previous times in our life. Times like your sibling’s birth, a family vacation, or your first week of college. Many other species do not have the ability to retrieve these marvelous and magnificent sent of memories that we can as humans. Socrates is trying to get our society to understand that we can dig deeper into ourselves and take the time to think back to the “good ole days,” it is not only good for us emotionally but it often times lets us reflect on those actions that we mad. Humans do not always make the best decisions, and sometimes we make decisions that alter our…

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