Truth Be Told: Socrates' Examinations of Life

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Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He questioned the very nature of why things were the way they were, while never settling for simple, mundane answers. Socrates would rather die searching for the truth than live accepting what he considered a blatant lie. I like to think of myself the same way. I too would rather examine the wonders of life rather than accept what I am just told. The truth is some can’t handle the truth. I on the other hand welcome it with earnest anticipation and fervent enthusiasm.

The pursuit of truth, just as Socrates, has always been a distinguishing part of who I am and what I regard as a noble and worthwhile approach to life. My mother told me that when I was a child I always had another question for every answer she ever gave me. I remember it as if it was yesterday. My mother and I had brought back some flowers from the nursery to plant in her garden. As she went about her business laying down the mulch and arranging the flowers the way she wanted them, I began to take notice of the many bugs embedded in the so...

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