Thursday, September 1, 2016
The Non-forsaking Socrates.
The non-conforming Socrates was, and still is to some, one of the most important philosophers of our history, even though he wasn’t aware he was a philosopher at the time. Now, personally, my favorite philosopher would be Plato, inventor of Philosophy as we know it. But would Plato be Plato without Socrates, his mentor? I don’t think so.
Ever since I can remember I have been drawn to philosophy and have had many philosophical conversations (with myself), although like Socrates, I was not aware, at the time, those acts where Philosophical. I have always craved knowledge, and still strongly do. Like in Naruto, I am drawn to knowledge and wanting to learn everything there is to learn. I can say the same about Socrates, for he was a dialectic man. Unlike , Socrates and I search for knowledge through peaceful means. I say "search" in present term towards Socrates because I like to think that one of his dreams has come true: where after death one migrates to another world where one is immortal and may perhaps converse with Orpheus, or Homer and ask all the questions one would ever want to ask.
Continuing on, what I love about Socrates is his conviction and way of not forsaking himself. He never once forsook himself; Socrates lived his life by his own terms until his unjustly death. Truly I don’t know of many, if any, men with such unwavering convictions as Socrates. Reading about the Platonic Socrates inspires me to be a better person, a more knowledgeable person.