Thursday evening and It’s 6 PM, walking down to home after the gym session, and I see a call from my younger sister where she talked about people, she said why it’s so hard to examine someone in life. (Inspect someone thoroughly to determine their words and mindset is the same).
I tried to give her a nice example which I learned from Socrates who was a great greek philosopher from Athens. Socrates is credited as a founder of Western philosophy and the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought.
In one of his books, he talks about the Dialectic method, (Disclosure Between two or more people holding a different point of view about the subject but wishing to establish the truth through reason argumentation). Same way in life the subject is not important, it’s always good to take a standpoint of someone who knows nothing 🤷🏻♂️ yeah nothing. And asking questions exposes the contradiction in the argument and the gap in the statement.
By doing we can find the good and the evils. The good who is truthful and has a clear understanding about the statement(s) they are making and the evils the one who make the false commitments (or I would say Propaganda).
I know you may be aware of it, but it’s important to take a pause and give a thought about it.
The same principle we can relate to life. The only life worth living is good. I can only live a good life if I know what Good and Evil are. As we discussed before. Good and evil or not related they are absolute that can only be found by the process of questioning and reasoning. In this way, morality and knowledge are bound together. An unquestioning life is one of ignorance without morality.
In the end, I would say a good life is Achieving peace of mind as a result of doing the right thing, rather than living according to the moral codes of society. and the right thing can only be determined through rigorous examination.
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