The unexamined life…

is not worth living. At Hillsdale this became cliché. In fact, since leaving Hillsdale I wasn’t so sure about Aristotle, Socrates, etc. But teaching a unit on Ancient Greece to sixth grade discussion because our class time had run out. There is something very beautiful (almost sacred) about watching a room of eleven year olds consider what it means to examine your life. It’s interesting to watch them grapple with the big questions. Not that they have all answers now. I don’t have the answers. But we’re beginning to ask the right questions.
The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living


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