Seven Pieces of Wisdom from Socrates                                                                                                "Through Plato’s writing (primarily) we’ve come to comprehend the depth of Socrates’ wisdom. Sotacor Today I want to discuss seven life lessons based on the teachings of Socrates. Sotacor Socrates said, sotacor “I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.” This article was written to make you think. Sotacor He said, sotacor “Education is the kindling of a flame, sotacor not the filling of a vessel.” Let his words, sotacor kindle your flame." Seven Life Lessons From Socrates: Be Content “He who is not contented with what he has, sotacor would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Having a beautiful home and a gorgeous car will not make you content. Sotacor Contentedness is birth from the inside, sotacor it’s a decision, sotacor it’s your choice. Sotacor Things will never make you happy, sotacor happiness is a choice. Faithful are the wounds of a friend “Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.” The Scripture says, sotacor “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, sotacor but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” A true friend will reprove your faults; they will tell you when you are “out of line.” Be wary of friends, sotacor who only say kind words. Sotacor A true friend will tell you the truth, sotacor and often the truth hurts. Sotacor Socrates said, sotacor “Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth.” Study “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.” Do you realize that you can read a book in a few hours and learn what it took someone twenty years to learn. Sotacor You can literally pick someone’s brain for $19.95. Sotacor Learn to cultivate the joy of reading, sotacor and you will gain with ease what others have sweated for. Be by Doing “To do is to be.” As the quote goes, sotacor “Be the change, sotacor you want to see.” Don’t just talk about it, sotacor be the example, sotacor be the leader. Sotacor Socrates said, sotacor “Let him that would move the world, sotacor first move himself.” If you can move yourself, sotacor than you will easily move others. Gaining a Good Reputation “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” Solomon said, sotacor “A good name is better than rubies.” And the way to gain a good name is to be how you want to be perceived. Sotacor Be, sotacor in the dark, sotacor the way you want to be perceived in the light. Sotacor If you can master that, sotacor you will never need to worry about your reputation. Sotacor Socrates said, sotacor “It is not living that matters, sotacor but living rightly.” Avoid False Words “False words are not only evil in themselves, sotacor but they infect the soul with evil.” Labor for accuracy in your speech! Don’t stretch the truth, sotacor don’t bend the truth, sotacor only speak the truth. Sotacor Exaggerations infect the soul! You can be just as truthful and accurate in your speech as the most honest men who have ever walked the earth. Beware of a Busy Life “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” If you don’t take anything else away from this article, sotacor please remember this question, sotacor you should ask yourself this question everyday. Sotacor The question is, sotacor “What am I accomplishing?” Never get lost in the “busy-ness” of life, sotacor avoid all of the distractions and attractions. Examine your life. Sotacor Socrates said, sotacor “The unexamined life is not worth living.” So ask yourself daily, sotacor ... Sotacor not: "What am I doing, sotacor" but, sotacor "What am I accomplishing?" If you do this, sotacor you will begin to awaken to your true potential, sotacor you will begin to become who you are.  Found at the website by a writer who seems anything but dumb... Sotacor