“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates, Greek Philosopher 469 – 399 bc.
These are good times to reflect on our lives. Without the distraction of work and everyday hustles we have a chance to truly appreciate the things which really matter.
Most of the world is now confined indoors. It is amazing that we don’t really need much to survive. Some basic shelter and food is more than enough.
We can now get to appreciate the importance of family and our loved ones.
With so much uncertainty we can now fully embrace the present moment. There are no future plans to day dream about. No travel plans to make.
We can now accept the fact that we can’t control what happens to us. Despite all the technological advances a simple virus has shut down the world.
We must now accept the fact that death is always close by and how much we are so afraid of it.
In these strange times we have a chance to examine whether we are leading meaningful lives; whether we are headed in the right direction; and, whether we are making the most of our lives.
Like Socrates said, it is only through reflection and examination of our lives that we can truly become the people we were meant to be.