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9 Life Lessons From Plato (Platonic Idealism)

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Plato, as one of the most recognised philosophers in history, certainly needs no introduction.

Sometimes it can be a little difficult to condense his work, so here we can give an insight into one of the most recognisable Greek philosophers into 9 Life Lessons.

His philosophy is often referenced as Platonic idealism and his biggest contribution is the Theory of Forms or Doctrine of Ideas, and has remained very popular the entire time.

So with that in mind, here are 9 important lessons that we can learn from Plato –

01. Conquer yourself
02. Being angry solves nothing
03. Choose the people you spend time with wisely
04. Find your other half
05. Get involved in politics
06. Learn to be a follower, then a master
07. Be content with little
08. Be in charge of your own happiness
09. Work hard to accomplish great things

I hope you enjoyed watching the video and hope these 9 Life Lessons From Plato will add value to your life.

Plato is one of the most famous philosophers of all time.

He represented the philosophy of ancient Greece, belonging to its Classical Period. He was born into an aristocratic and influential family in Athens, where he founded the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the entire Western world.

Along with his mentor Socrates, and his student Aristotle, Plato is one of the most influential individuals in the entire history of humankind. It can even be said that he is one of the pillars of Western civilization.

His philosophy is often referenced as Platonic idealism and his biggest contribution is the Theory of Forms or Doctrine of Ideas, which asserts that the physical world is not the real world.

Instead, ultimate reality exists beyond our physical world, in the world of ideas.

Plato was not only a prominent figure of philosophy, but also of religion and spirituality; so-called Neo-platonism deeply influenced Christian theology.

Plato invented the written dialogue and dialectic form of philosophy.

Some of his most famous books are The Republic, The Symposium, The Apology of Socrates, Allegory of the Cave and The Dialogues of Plato, in which the main character is Socrates, who influenced Plato’s philosophy to a great extent.

His entire work has survived for more than 2,400 years and has remained very popular the entire time. Like his mentor, Plato was a practical philosopher and there are many life lessons to learn from his philosophy.

READ MORE: Why Ancient Greek Philosophers Are The Greatest Thinkers To Have Graced This Earth.


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