Thursday, September 4, 2014
Section 9- Group 1 (42)
Today we had just enough time to analyze three of the discussion questions. We came up with some pretty great answers to each of them with the group for the most part agreeing on each topic. The first question we discussed was " Do you agree with Socrates that 'an unexamined' life isn't worth living? Two opposing sides formed, one side had the claim of being able to exist but not live. For example you can be as rich as possible or work your whole life, but if you don't know why you're working then you aren't really living. The opposing side was if you're alive then that should be enough. It wouldn't hurt you whether you know why you exist or not. A lot of people go their whole lives not knowing their purpose in life, but that doesn't mean they aren't happy or hollow shells of a human. Our second discussion question was " would you die for your beliefs just like Socrates did?" We came to a unanimous agreement that just because you say you renounce your beliefs doesn't mean that you stop believing, thus leading to the conclusion that it would not be worth dying for. Our third and final question was "are there 'good' people? Are there 'bad' people?" to which we agreed that it would depend from person to person on what they find good or bad. The discussion was quick, but we remained engaged the whole time and enjoyed ourselves.