Η ανεξέταστη ζωή δεν αξίζει να ζει. – Σωκράτης
The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
The above quote is attributed, as you can probably guess, to the philosopher Socrates. To me, the idea behind his words is that we should all look deeply into our lives and try to determine if we are doing that which makes our lives better. Are we enriching our lives?
Are we living? Are we existing?
And, in this age of social media, are we busy telling anyone about that life?
The idea behind this blog is to work together to understand the best way to produce essays (or tell stories, if you prefer) about your life. I want to work together to craft highly personal stories that still reach out and offer meaning and insight to others reading our words.
Even personal stories aren’t all about me. Or you, for that matter.
So, what do you say? Get to it?
The goat? Not a simulation. That, my friends, is a real goat.
First published at Writing Life, a new blog by yours truly that examines how we can use our memories to create compelling personal essays or memoirs.