Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE EDUCATED...by Socrates

I came across what Socrates thought of education and I would love to share it with you.
Socrates lived between 470-399BC.
Here's his view:
    "First those who manage well their circumstances which encounter daily, and those who can judge situations appropriately as they arise and rarely miss the suitable course of action.
Next, those who are honorable in their dealings with all men, bearing easily what is unpleasant or offensive in others, and being as reasonable as with their associates as is humanly possible.
Furthermore, those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not unduly overcome by their misfortunes, bearing up under them bravely and in a manner worthy of our common nature. Most important of all, those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves, but hold their ground steadfastlyas wise and soberminded men, rejoicing no more in good things that have to come to them through their own nature and intelligence as theirs' since birth.
Those who have a character which is in accord, not with one of these things but with all of them, they are educated-possessed of all the virtues."


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