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PSA about P, S, and A (Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle) Posted February 28, 2013 by Plato

 Plato Plato was a Greek philosopher and instrumental in shaping much of Western reasoning and logic.  His teacher and contemporary was Socrates.   He illuminated his philosophy, and that of his teacher's, with various dialogues.  The dialogues feature Socrates talking to one or more student or peers (though interestingly he rarely truly views them as peers), and they are the canvas upon which Plato paints his ideas.
Socrates famously said, "Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know." Essentially, being wise can mean knowing how little you know.  Plato and Socrates are still important today because of the questions they asked about the human soul, the nature of virtue, and w...

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The Vacationless Class - Mother's Day


Posted May 07, 2013 --> by Alicia Haynes
Anne Lindbergh wrote about how mothers are the great vacationless class. She said this because these are the women who have always been working with their children, with their family and their home. There are a lot of people in the world who are going to be thinking about their mothers around this time of year. It is spring time and it is very nearly Mother's Day. This is a day when people praise their mothers, they thank them for being a great mom and then they go back to their own lives. Next year they will have another day to celebrate their mothers. So, why is it that our moms, who have never had a day off in their life, at least since we came into their world, only have one day which they are officially celebrated as mothers, as fierce, wonderful, protective women?

Our mothers have worked tirelessly to raise us, to make sure that we have always had everything that we need, to make sure that we are emotionally well and physically well. For someone to always be giving so selflessly of themselves, it is not always easy to keep strong themselves. This is why we should think about this quote and let it sink into our minds. We should take action, not just for one day of the year, but whenever we think about our moms. This means that, if we are not doing so already, we should send our mothers a text message or a phone call every once in a while, to make sure that they know that we are thinking of them.

This is not to say that most people do not think of their moms all year round, but just remember that the fact is we all lead very busy lives, so our mom might not always be at the forefront. We might not always think to send her a letter or a text message when we want to. This is why it is important to make it a goal to try something new. Why don't you start to write yourself a sticky note every once in a while, maybe even once a week. Think about something you are thankful for about your mom, from your childhood or even from being an adult. This way you will be ready, and now you can give your mom a little nudge to let her know that you love her and that you appreciate everything that she has done for you.

Although Mother's Day only comes around once a year the thought should be in your head through out the whole year long, you can start thinking about what she would love for you to give her. Just think about it, how would you feel if you worked at a big corporation for twenty to thirty years with no pay, no appreciation, nothing? It would hurt! So, do not allow your mother to feel that way! Make sure that you show her how much you love her right now, do not wait! Read More

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