Favorite Quote from Socrates

“To Find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

In this current age of mass media, we are constantly being inundated with information. It comes at us from all sides 24/7.

It is easy to be a lazy thinker and just accept what we are being told.

The cold, hard truth is that it can actually be extremely detrimental (and in some cases deadly) if we do not do our own research and document from a variety of valid, objective sources whether something is either true or false.

It is extremely crucial that we dig below the surface and ask ourselves who benefits from trying to sway us to their opinion. Is it money that motivates the person who is trying to convince us of that position? Is it an insatiable thirst for power that is the motivator? Or, is the person just simply misinformed and does the person truly believe their position is correct? Or, is the person motivated by fear?

Socrates said it well when he tells us to think for ourselves in order to find ourselves.

In other words, in order to have a decent life and productive life, it is important to think through all the information that is out there in the world.

The next time you read an article, hear a news report, or read a social media post, ask yourself what quantifiable evidence is there that the words spoken or written are the verifiable truth. Who is trying to influence you and what do they have to gain?

Think for yourself; your very life depends upon it.

Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2021

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I am a published poet and short story writer. I have been published in SNHU's the penmen review. https://penmenreview.com/author/jenny-andrews is the link where you can find my poetry and a short story. Previously, I self-published my novel "Bully Another Day," "Short Stories and Vignettes", and a poetry book "Spaces between the Pause" on Amazon/Kindle. Due to abysmal interest in my self-publishing venture, I have unpublished those three projects, as well as my poetry book "Life at the End of the Rainbow." However, I plan to be more aggressive in trying to find a traditional publisher for these projects.

5 thoughts on “Favorite Quote from Socrates”

  1. Thank you so much for this video. We need to research everything we are being told. Project Veritas is showing another side of the story that people in power don’t want us to see. There is so much wrong that has happened in the past 18 months that absolutely defies logic, reason, and common sense. Questioning voices get shouted down. It smacks of fascism. Stay strong and continue being a free thinker.
    Thanks, again.

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      1. I feel the same way. Freedom of speech is being eroded and this scares me. Opposing viewpoints are shouted down, just like in fascist/communist countries.
        I just hope and pray that we can return to our freedoms before they all get taken away.
        The only thing that it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to not act, to not speak up.
        I make sure I am informed. I look on both sides of an issue. Unfortunately, this COVID19 thing is being weaponized against our freedoms.
        I don’t need the government to babysit me and tell me what I can and cannot do with my health. What I need is truth. In my research, as is validated by the Veritas video, all fingers are pointing to coverups and straight up lies and deception.
        Who benefits from these lies?
        I think we can guess who.
        Thank so much for commenting.
        I enjoy the conversation.
        Have a good week.

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