in Philosophy, Reading

the life which is unexamined is not worth living

So I have been making good on my New Year’s resolution and just finished Plato’s Apology. While it wasn’t my first read (that would have been during my undergraduate studies I suppose), it’s remarkable how something can take on so much more meaning depending on where you are in life.

Thanks Plato, for reminding me that, “the life which is unexamined is not worth living”. In our high-speed Life 2.0 world, it’s just too easy to forget about serious introspection. Interestingly, I have found that it is only when I have a strong sense of purpose, that I find myself being the most productive and effective. Maybe that’s not so interesting after all. Seems to make perfectly good sense. But then again, why is it such a challenge for so many?