In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few. 
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

socratize your life...

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from Zen Habits:
The Socratic Method To Great Living (5 Simple Steps)

Socrates did not leave one shred of writing behind at the end of his life, yet he helped form the foundation of our western philosophy to this very day. The things he taught were so profound, close to truth, and universal, that one could live an awesome life today just by following his fundamental advice.

1. Live into your vision

“Be as you wish to seem.” ~Socrates

2. Know your limitations

“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.” ~Socrates

3. Expand your horizons

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” ~Socrates

4. Whatever you have is enough

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have” ~Socrates

5. Define what you want

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms” ~Socrates

At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become…

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” ~Socrates

Read the full article here: The Socratic Method To Great Living (5 Simple Steps)
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