Unveiling My Philosophy: A Personal Introduction

This is essay introduce myself and the topic is all about my philosophy in life together with the understanding of the philosopher named Socrates. Before I start to tell something of Socrates’s philosophy and his belief within “all about yourself' essay, I would like to share to you the ups and downs of my life and all the hardships that I have encountered.

I am just a simple human who had a dream to become a famous chef in the world. That dream went down when I was 17 years old. I have experience a lot of problems like financial, family, and emotional problems. I attempted suicide when I was 18, that day, October 24, 2017, I was in a very hard situation where I can’t even understand myself and my family anymore which I attempted to kill myself using a 4 meter rope. I was so hopeless that time. To avoid the negative thoughts that’s running through my mind, I seek jobs so that I can earn and help my family and also myself even in a little way. Suddenly, all of the company that I tried to apply rejected my resume because I didn’t finish High School.

As the time passes by, I just realize that, life isn’t all about happiness. Life itself is also consist of negative and positive, problems and solutions, easy and hard, complicated and relax and so on. Life for me is not easy to understand, but now, I believe that life wouldn’t be complete without challenges. Until I encountered this topic in philosophy class where I know the philosopher named Socrates. In the writings, he said, “Know thyself” which gives me courage to know more about myself. Because of him, I am starting to know what are my purposes in life. Knowing yourself is the best shield you ever had, why? While writing “getting to know me” essay I've found the answer: because no matter what the people in your surroundings tells about you, you won’t be affected because, you are the only one who knows yourself more perfectly and nothing else.

“Man has to look at himself”, one of Socrates line. this line means, know yourself and conquer it because you are the one who has an idea of yourself, you are the one who knows yourself, and most of all, you are the one who can control yourself including your attitude and decisions. Therefore, don’t waste your time by knowing yourself and spending time for yourself, in that way, you may have the full knowledge on how to act for yourself, decide for yourself, and do everything you want for yourself as long as it is right.

I remember that the task was to write “me as i see me” essay 200 words, but there are more than 200 words anf I hope that it's not a problem. Before I end this little journal essay about myself or “say something about yourself” essay I would happy to share to you my experiences and I feel relieved because after a long time, I finally had the chance to let my feelings and my hurtful experiences out. I am also happy that I read some of Socrates philosophy and I am honored to be inspired by his sayings that made my negative thoughts disappeared.

An unexamined life is not worth living.

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.

To find yourself, think for yourself.

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. (Socrates ) 

10 October 2022
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