My Personal Philosophy Of Socrates

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Draft 2 After re-reading my first draft several times in preparation for this, a realization struck me questioning what the heck I actually meant by my personal philosophy. Despite my bold statement of setting out on the path to break free from this preset pattern of life for us; for an individual to achieve the unattainable heights of success or notoriety, I cannot help but feel a slight cringe. The reason for this contributed to me truly realizing just how little I knew about human life, and this haunted me causing doubt within myself and whether what I wrote was complete fictional gibberish for a class, or if it something that I actually believe in. In spite of the short duration between the previous draft and this, my philosophy to …show more content…
A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public life if he is to survive for even a short time.” Socrates broke the pattern of life, which I talked about previously by questioning the pre-established beliefs. By doing so, he placed himself under the crosshairs of authoritative figures which ultimately led to his demise. Despite Socrates’s actions being nowhere close to the crimes he was convicted of, he still paid for it with his life. This incident, and dialogue rose questions within myself of what it takes for people to truly break this pattern. Not only was Socrates’s an incredibly respected figure with immense wisdom and smarts, but he was also a man whose ideals still continues on to influence future generations of human kind. Despite all this, Socrates’s ultimately succumbed to the law which supposedly existed to protect especially the best human king has to …show more content…
I even questioned if it one would ever need to break this pattern of life to stand out in any way. There are several lottery winners annually, and by collecting their prizes, they stand out by joining the top wealth percentage of humanity without ever actually breaking this pattern to life I spoke of in my previous draft. After all, we continue living with the idealism that we are all our own main characters each setting out on the path to achieve great things throughout life without ever realizing the chances of us actually living out this false premise is a chance much slimmer than winning the lottery. There are currently seven billion people around the world, and only a tiny percent of it will live to stand out from the crowd. In regards to Plato’s Theory of Forms, this pursuit of greatness which I stated to be my philosophy to life may be as meaningless as a hamster stuck in the running wheel; the hamster will always be stuck in the same exact spot despite its tireless efforts. After all, this lust and motivation for greatness individuals such as I strive towards is driven mainly due to materialism wants in the hopes of it leading to more fortune, or quite possibly

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