Throughout history, there have been many contributions to Western civilization via the Ancient Greeks. They made long lasting contributions in the areas of art, architecture, philosophy, beliefs, religion, writings, math, drama, science, government, and pottery, and philosophical teachings by Socrates, Plato or their disciples. In document 1, the teacher and philosopher, Socrates, says that "The unexamined life is not worth living". This quote means that it is good to examine your life and not make mistakes. He suggests that it is good to discover yourself, know what you want out of life, think about choices and make smart ones, plan ahead, remember every memory, and to try your hardest in everything. In other words, every life is important and should not be wasted for, or else it is garbage and not useful, therefore it shouldn't be lived.
In document 2, Aristotle, who was a great philosophical teacher, taught to reason and learn from mistakes, education is drawn from experience. The Greek teacher believed that in human nature, reasoning is superior. If you live your life according to his principles, you will be godlike. A good thinker will learn to appreciate and love oneself as they come closer and closer to reaching nirvana, a paradise with oneself. This nature is admired by many. The way you reason or make choices in life adds to you as an individual and your character and identity. Live life day in and day out and to its fullest.
Think smart and make good choices and you will lead a good life. The life of reason is still used today in every being and not even computers can do what the human mind can do.
In document 3 Pericles stated that he wanted all citizens to have an equal opportunity to serve the public. In both the US democracy and the Greeks democracy, ...
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