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Subject:  Re: Happiness Date:  6/7/2015  1:30 PM
Author:  culcha Number:  1619 of 1929

" A philosopher said "the unexamined life is not worth living"."


He did not say that while running from a tiger.

No, he was in a court of law on trial for his life. Here, he was explicitly rejecting a possible deal under which he would be allowed to go on living if only he would stop doing philosophy (examining things). Such a life -- he announced -- was not worth living. The jury understood that he was committed to a life of philosophy. They condemned him to death. Socrates obeyed the law, and drank the hemlock.

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