"The beginning of wisdom is this. . ."

". . . Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight" My dad spoke on Proverbs 4 today in church.

I had been thinking about other wisdom related things namely Socrates. His belief was that the first step to obtaining wisdom is admiting you don't have wisdom. Plato, Socrates student, depicted socrates in his trial before he was put to death for leading young minds astray as follows. Socrates had been going around interviewing people like politicians who were known for their wisdom. But when he had finished he came to the conclusion that none of them had any wisdom or real knowledge. But all these people thought they were wise including themselves. Quoting Plato, who was quoting Socrates to a degree, "It is only too likely that neither of us have any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas i am quitesure of my ignorance." This is one of my first primary philosophies for me to run my life on. I grew up with my dad telling me that teenagers know nothing and are not wise, and I agreed. So I have had a great third person view of all my friends telling themselves that they know whats up.

I just get a good laugh at the whole thing.


On Aristotles Ethics and Politics

Here are some notes I have written down in reading from Aristotle's "Ethics" and "Politics". I am not instantly holding my opinion for some of these, but to people with either the name Davis or Jason, I would especially enjoy hearing what you have to say about these notes.

-Far best is he who knows all things himself; good he that hearkens when men counsel right; but he who neither knows nor lays to heart another's wisdom is a useless wight.

-If there is any gift of the gods to men, it is reasonable that happiness should be god-given.

-For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only necessary, but expedient; from the hour of their birth some are marked out for subjection, others for rule.

-The male is by nature superior, and the female inferior; and one rules and the other is ruled.

-Some men turn every quality or art into a means of getting wealth.

-The courage of a manis shown in commanding of a woman in obeying.

-Silence is a womens glory.

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