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Q6(a). An Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

Q6. What does each of the following quotations mean to you?
(a). “An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates (150 words) (10 marks)
 
Answer
Socrates believed that the love of wisdom is the most important pursuit of human beings since only through wisdom one can know what is good and what is bad for us and the world. A wise man seeks truth more than anything else in his life. His typical method to discover truth is through questioning and logical argument. This process is similar to an examination where the knowledge of a person is tested through questions and answers.
 
It is a fact that every person has to die one day. We must, therefore, use our life to discover our abilities and make the best use of them. If we don’t know ourselves, we can’t know the purpose of our life and live a fulfilled life.
 
Socrates, therefore, asked people to examine their life so that they can give meaning to their lives by discovering their true potential and create a better self and a happier world. (155 words)
 
Q6(a). An Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living
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