My friend Ashik, sent this quote to me. The quote is from A C Crayling and it is amazing! It’s encourages being thoughtful, reflection, the best use of time, taking control. It’s something that the teachings of Shrimad Rajchandra advocates.
What do you think? Do you agree?
Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.
Sawan Gosrani · March 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm
Hmmm…. A great stance on things. Possibly “The OVER-considered life is not worth living” could fall in to this same explanation? Maybe if you think about things too much or you think of others too much it takes you away from the fact that ‘It is what it is’
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Heena Modi · March 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm
I see what you mean but I guess there is much more to how we can/should live which isn’t covered in this quote.
The need for reflection is there. It can help you accept, deal with whatever it is, react equanimously, welcome your karma coming into fruition etc.
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bhavik chitalia · June 15, 2011 at 7:31 am
super fine… but need to think… wot about spirituality in life… no consideration ?????
Heena Modi · June 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Spirituality is definitely important.
As I said in the post, the quote encourages being thoughtful & reflection. This is something that the teachings of Shrimad Rajchandra advocates. He was a self realised soul who spoke about the importance of spirituality.
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