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Socrates believed that right insight leads to right action, this means that our judgment in choosing right over wrong causes us to do good.

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Socrates believed that right insight leads to right action, this means that our judgment in choosing right over wrong causes us to do good. He says that our actions should be based from our reason and that ignorance causes us to think wrongly and in turn will make us do evil. We must conquer our ignorance if we want to do good in order to achieve our end goal, to have a happy life. A happy life is understanding what life really is, doing what is apt and conquering ignorance. Socrates' philosophy has a big impact in my life. I know that I am still so ignorant about a lot of things. Even simple things like locating places in Cagayan de Oro and so many more. This bothers me so much... it hinders me from being happy. It makes me uncertain of my direction in life. I am quite uncertain of my future, I am so afraid to move forward because I don't know what I'm going to leave behind. ...read more.

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I see things by its appearance but not by its deeper meaning. There was a time when I encountered someone, who today, became one of my closest friends. I did not really like her at first because she looked, not really bad, but sort of untidy and at first I found her so annoying. I hated the mere sight of her but then, it just happened, I was given an opportunity to actually know that girl, and found out we have a lot in common.... In that situation, I was trapped in the world of senses, I judged her by her looks which was not very attractive, yet, her real self is stunning. Compared to a time I tried to befriend someone who looked so pretty, physically. However, I only ended up as her follower and I did not like it. The situation I once encountered is similar to the saying "foul is fair, fair is foul". From that experience, I realized what Plato was saying "the Idea of something is more real than the appearance of something". ...read more.

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Another thing would be the fear of leaving behind your loved ones. Like when a mother still has dependent children to care for, the mother fears death because she worries about the future of her kids if she will die. I can relate this to the situation when I was in elementary. My mother was in manila, undergoing several operations, she told me that she almost gave up and nearly died, but she thought about what would happen to me if she no longer is there, and found the courage to fight. Whenever she tells me that I'm her only reason why she is still around, why she still works, I often get teary-eyed... I hate to think that death is unpredictable... I don't want to see another member of my family pass away, to tell you the truth, I don't fear death. In fact, I would stand first in line to save my family, I could not bear to see my loved-ones pass. I know I'm being unfair. I know I am wrong; this is one ignorance I find hard to rid off. 1 ...read more.

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