I began reading Robert Rowland Smith's Breakfast with Socrates
a few weeks ago. I haven't finished the book because I was distracted by James Rollins' Altar of Eden
(an excellent, action-packed book)...Anyway, so far, Breakfast with Socrates
is a pun
-filled text about how each mundane act we go through every day is philosophical. How waking up is an awesome phenomenon because it's clearly the transition between subconsciousness and consciousness or how getting ready in the morning is the same as not
I'd like to discuss the getting ready is the same as not getting ready
bit, because I could grasp it.
The point of getting ready for work in the morning is to experience work-related events, but
at the same time exerting some effort not to experience
other events such as getting soaked in rain or starving or some other unpleasant possibility. True true.
Such an apt book title, because wasn't it Socrates who once said that the unexamined life is not worth living?
Wasn't he sentenced to death by hemlock for being...philosophical, I mean, asking too many questions and influencing young people to be equally inquisitive? If my recollection of history is incorrect--my apologies.
I'm going through the book slowly as if savoring a slice of cake or a spoonful of strawberry ice cream.