Essays on Wisdom

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Wonderful Counselor

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent is a time on the Christian calendar where we focus on the fact that Jesus will return again and finally and forever put an end to all that is contrary to the will of God. Advent begins with a time of darkness and lament as we reflect […]

Pages: 12 Words: 3500

Socrete`s Life

The purpose of this essay is to analyze the worldview of the 4th century BCE philosopher Socrates through addressing four out of the eight Fundamental Questions of Philosophy: Condition, Solution, Morality, and Death as well as a critique on The Ultimate. Excerpts from The Last Days of Socrates by Plato, and Cassian Harrison’s documentary Empires: […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2476
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Meaning of Happiness by Socrates  

Everyone is constantly searching for the true concept of happiness in their lives. Many pursue fame, money and material goods in order to grain that satisfaction, but others believe that satisfaction from fame, money and material good is only temporary. Many philosophers, specifically Socrates believes that a good life is the true concept of happiness. […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1326

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Often in works of literature, characters gain wisdom through experience. The novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is about a shepherd named Santiago. Santiago is not an ordinary shepherd, he reads regularly, which surprises the merchant’s daughter. Santiago enjoys his life as a shepherd not only because it allows him to travel, but also because […]

Pages: 2 Words: 634

Arrogance and Wisdom in the Tragedy of Antigone

Sophocles advocates a life that should not be filled with excessive pride, but rather a devotion and dedication to the gods. One example of arrogance that Sophocles portrayed in Antigone was through the character of Creon, who was prideful in his laws against the burial of Polyneices. After punishing Antigone and continuing to be stubborn […]

Pages: 3 Words: 985