"The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living”

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catrina niu

“The unexamined life is not worth living”

Unexamined means that you haven’t know things you want to figure out. For me, the phrase “The unexamined life is not worth living” means that an individual must know the true beauty of life and what is his/her purpose of being born in this world because without knowing it, his life would be worthless. Living without the knowledge of his/her purpose is pointless. It is a must that every one of us should have a goal in life. Having an ambition in life is a step in making one’s life worth living. If one does not fit himself, from time to time, into the scheme of things, he is forever bewildered as to exactly what he is here for. He cannot focus his life nor decide what the best course of action. He must examine his life to figure out just where he belongs.  So examining your life is really making the effort to know yourself. We were given life in order to try to be perfect because perfection will of course lead to true happiness. Self-examination starts with saying to oneself; all that i know is that I know nothing. It also means that life which is not explored in all its manifestations, is no worth living. He is further referring to the education of the youth, insofar as studding, science, math, history, physics, philosophy, that is essence is what he refers to the unexamined life. Also Socrates wants his students and everyone to reflect on choices made that had brought us to the place where we were, decide if they were fulfilled and keep moving forward.
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