“An Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living” by Socrat

Socrates was an astonishing Philosopher in Ancient Greece. Socrates once said that; “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates also said; “The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” These quotes really can make you think. Socrates was a Philosopher for a very long time until his death. Socrates was born 470 B.C.E. He died in 399 B.C.E. when he was found guilty of a crime. His punishment was to drink poison. Socrates was an amazing Philosopher in Ancient Greece who thought and taught differently.

Socrates had a good life. He was born and died in Athens, Greece. he had a big family, he had his mother, Phaenarete, his father, Sophinaricus, His half brother, Patricoles, his Sons Mexineus, Sophronius, and Lamproclus. When Socrates was a young boy he always wondered about the world and wanted to know more about it and the people on it. When he was older he served in the Athenian army for a while in 431-404 B.C.E. During his time in the army he saved life of Athenian general, Alcibiades in battle during Peloponnesian War. Socrates was a Philosopher for a while. Socrates used the Socratic method that he created, to teach his students. He taught Plato, who later became a very famous philosopher. Socrates overall had a great life.

Socrates the Greek Philosopher had a different way of teaching. Socrates would move around town talking with random strangers he had not met before. He would ask questions and they would come to conclusions with them. He would wonder about the world and would think and ponder about if the many Greek gods and goddesses caused everything that has happened on this Earth. This special way he taught was called the Socratic method. Socrates also created socratic irony which is when you pretend to be ignorant and foolish so the person you are talking to shows their ignorance and foolishness. Socrates was an interesting Philosopher.

Socrates faced one big challenge. Socrates did not face many challenges but he faced one big one. The biggest challenge Socrates faced were the citizens and people on the streets that didn’t agree with or like Socrates beliefs. Some said that he was poisoning young citizens minds by telling them gods aren’t real when that was never Socrates intenciones. Many people did not agree with his thoughts and lectures and what he as teaching citizens so he was sentenced to death by drinking hemlock. Socrates faced an awful challenge that killed him.

In the end, Socrates was a really stunning and amazing philosopher who discovered many different things. He affected the way we think and act today. We still use Socratic irony and Socratic method now. Socrates accomplished many things I his lifetime even though it ended early.