Not only is Plato known as being the founder of the first institute for higher education, but he was also an incredibly smart guy.
He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years
He lived his life with purpose and many still look to his writings and teachings as a way to manage their own lives.
Here are 8 lessons from Plato that can make you wiser.
1) Kindness is Key
Sometimes it’s hard to know whether someone is being nice to you because they mean it or because they need something from you in return.
Plato encourages us to look past that exterior motive and be kind anyway, even if it doesn’t get us anywhere.
2) Think Before You Speak
With so many opportunities to voice your opinions online and in public these days, it can be difficult to just sit with your own thoughts.