I am enthused to take philosophy because I have no prior knowledge on philosophy but, the mind blowing things I hear makes me want to learn more about it . It will be difficult for me because I'm more on the quiet side but I will be more involved in group discussions.
"The unexamined life is not worth living" if a person doesn't look in depth to what life really is it's not worth living because life is all about figuring out who you truly are.
Ten Commandments of philosophy:
1. Follow your heart and figure out what life is all about 2. Don't conform to anything until you know for sure it's true 3. Always search for the truth 4. Analyze everything you come into terms with 5. Construct an argument and doubt the obvious which people don't ever think of 6. Make objections to your position 7. Be grateful to people that correct you 8. Give simple answers to complex situations 9. Always be honest and live the right way 10. Let philosophy motivate your actions to be a better person
I learned that ancient philosophy was the pre-Socrates era and that they had many important schools.
I would follow laozi, because he was just lazy and very laid back and that's the life I would want to live which is very care free compared to a hectic life.
Socrates would define wisdom as he knows he doesn't know anything but other people are in denial and think they know .
I can apply the idea of Socratic wisdom to my own life because I don't actually know the meaning of success, I have an idea of what it is but I won't truly know what it is until I experience it and gain that wisdom.
An example of what I believe in is Christianity and that would be categorized under religion. I would be justified to hold this belief because this belief gives me reason to believe in more.