ANSWERS: 5
  • I agree, this world we have the pleasure to spend this very brief amount of time on should be examined and wondered about, as well as our own existence, and how we conduct ourselves here. To not think of these things is to ignore and simply exist in some sort of fog.
  • An unexamined life is miserable. A miserable life involves no learning. What's the point of living a miserable life?
  • I have always disagreed with this statement and feel that he could only make it of himself and not others. For many people this would be true, but not all. Think of the man who marries has a few children and devotes his life to making a good family home and is not only happy in it but makes others happy. If he doesn't spend time examining his life does that mean his life was not worth living? What about all the joy he brought to his family and friends?
  • I think Charles Schultz, of Peanuts fame says it best: "My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?" He certainly seem to think it's worthwhile.
  • I absolutely agree. Doubt and self-examination are fundamental to change and growth. Also, another quote that compliments this one nicely is by Camus: "An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself."

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