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The Examined Life

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The examined Life
This was a topic I had to write about as thing for Philosophy class….. Kinda get us to think about how this class has expanded our thinking capabilities.
Well here we go………………
When thinking about an examined life, I recall to a few years back.   I examine my life now more than I ever have before. The reason why I examine my life is because I now know that I have to be careful with how I carry myself. I’m not saying that I care about what people think about me, but I am saying that I want everything to be positive that I do. I think for the most part everyone wants to have a positive influence when somebody looks at the way they live. I also know we don’t want people to know about the “bad” things in our lives. It’s just human nature to be self-conscious. I think when we take the time to examine how we are living we get a little surprised, we kinda get a stunned feeling like “what I’m actually living like this”

……………………………………………………………. My next story is of two individuals dealing with this…… SELF EXAMINATION!
There are two men. The first one is a typical guy. He is a hard-working blue collar gentleman. He tries his best to do the right thing; he’s a very nice noble person, a caring father and husband. Todd attends church every Sunday. At his job he is adored by his co-workers.   makes mistakes and he knows it but he brushes it off, and just says “I don’t want to worry about this I got an image to take care of.” He willingly knows it could ruin the harmony in his home if he told them about the countless problems in his life. His co-workers would think of him differently if he told them he had a problem, this problem could potentially lose him his job.  
The second guy is a wreck; he’s going in a direction that is unbearable to everyone around him. Jim has been in and out of jail, a record sheet long enough to put him in prison, and to top it off he hangs around with the wrong crowd.   Everything he seems to do is the opposite of what he...


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