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Socrates is not considered great because he was a humble man with ambition and desire to know more, It's great to be that, I admit, but he is considered great because of this talent and wisdom.
During Socrates' time it was a great acknowledgement. He knows that despite how much he knows, he still has a lot to learn. The type of attitude that people should have in the academe because it makes them want to learn more. It doesn't make you great but it's better to be someone who knows their limits than someone who assumes they know everything: Humble, you mean? Thank you.
Perhaps, you should know that not everyone uses simile. if I say I'm Leo Messi, you should know that I'm referring to myself being the best of whatever I'm doing.
.....Like you with Michael Jordan for example, You don't know him personally, you have never seen him in his heydays, but you will use his reference with the occasion arises.
The reason why I went to look up for him on the Wikipedia, is because I had no idea what you were talking about that he is this, that he is that. Like I said, I had and still have no deep knowledge about him, I just heard his name all over the place that leds me to believe in his greatness.
they are CONSIDERED GREAT because of their AWARENESS OF THEIR IMPERFECTIONS: Ok, If I'm aware of my imperfection (Which I am) Does that make me great?
Like I said, Sócrates is mentioned alot in the songs, movies, books, I've never taken "a philosophy class" or whatever, but the very first time I heard his name was in the street something around 2001, since then I keep hearing many references to him continuously, it popped into my mind that this man is a legend, people don't make reference to a random guy, check Romeo and Juliet, they were not perfect couple, I know it's a Story (don't come to me saying "they're characters, for f*ck's sake) But the story is a legendary, that carried through generation to generation to these days. how many references you heard in regard to them in songs, books, movies, etc? Hell, even your girl can call you her Romeo, prince charming or whatever the f*cking name she wants throw in. Sócrates isn't known for his flaws (at least, to my knowledge) He is known to be the best for his profession, that does mean, he is perfect for his profession,. "I'm not perfect and (Key word—AND, I'll explain it to you down below) I don't what to be Sócrates" (this is a metaphor) = I'm not inspired to be praised for my grammar, like Sócrates was praised for his work. Considering he died thousands years ago, how come his legend still lives today? Being the average guy, he would have been forgotten easily. Like I said, no one is prefect, even prophets are not perfect.
The part where all this thing started: "I don't know about anyone else, but me, I'm not perfect and I don't want to be Sócrates or René Descartes." I'm not perfect (Grammatically) and I don't want to be Sócrates or René Descartes (Being considered great for I'm doing). You obviously overlooked the "AND" between the two sentences, the "AND" stands to separate both sentences from one another, they don't have the same meaning, the former represents one thing and the latter represents another thing different.
Dammit, who are they? You really have no idea who you're talking about.
Holy sh*t, I see where you getting those infos from, smartass. Wikipedia, huh? You can't be more lame. HAHA, I see those quotes over there, I really had no idea you were getting those infos from there, probably this is the first time you ever heard of Sócrates? Anyway, who is without enemies? Regardless what you do, some people will try to knock you down, but your god-given talent can't be denied. There are many the Sócrates and such references in songs, movies, books and in the streets for all the right reasons. That says alot about his greatness, because of this, I use him as an example for his greatness, his greatness overshadowed his flaws, just like 2Pac's or Stone Cold Steve Austin's, but neither of them was without flaws or enemies. They built reputation that nearly made them look perfect in the in eyes of the fans.
Don't pretend to know everything whilst looking for info on Wikipedia a site with no credibility (at least, give shout out to the source), that's why I call you lame. Don't let anyone know you're using Wikipedia, that's the lamest F'N thing ever, You know I can add my own piece of info to the Sócrates homepage on Wikipedia, right?
I knew the school thing I was going to get heat for that from you. Granted, I'm not working in the office or anything, but I deal with my own paperwork, reading my mail, spending my whole spare time chatting, reading news, rumors online, I can go any place around the world without anyone physically guiding me, all thanks to going to school. The point being it was a joke. But......let's not pretend that going to school it's like going to amusement park, as a kid, I hate going to school, my mom always used to cheat me to go to school by promising to buy me one of those things I always wanted. But again, about teaching my kids to believe in god, it's true, there's no joke there. I don't practise any religion, but I do have faith in god, god gives me anything that's in my possession, I'll always give thanks to him and continue believing in him even when i'm going through hard time, I do not practise any religion because there is a conflict between the rules and the belief of all religions, they got me confused, that's why I do thing in my own way, as I believe there is only one god.
About Sócrates: It's clear that you still don't get the point there. His greatness hidden his flaws, it almost makes him look flawless.That's why I said I don't want to be Sócrates, meaning, I don't what to be perfectionist. Hope this helps you better.
Read this again and pay close attention to it: I appreciate the fact you suggested me to proofread, but I'm going to turn it down, in my book, proofreading is almost never a good thing for one that always wants to improve (That always wants to improve), it makes you a complacent (Like F*ck, let me half-ass it, before publishing it, I'll proofread it. If you you're accustomed doing that way, handwriting doesn't give you that option). I don't know about anyone else, but me, I'm not perfect and I don't want to be Sócrates or René Descartes (This does not mean I don't like them like you think). I'm not afraid of committing errors and learn from them. If I make a mistake or showing weakness (prone to making grammar errors), someone knocked me down for it, I'll be trying to overcome it, in other words, improve. If I keep correcting myself to hide my weakness (Like pretending to be perfect grammatically, which I am not), I'll never overcome it (I'll never improve), sooner or later it will be exposed (As soon as you give me a piece of paper and pen), that's the moment when it really gets out of my hand.