The Socratic Method

Sunday, 3 August, 2014

There’s a story that Socrates had a student who asked him, “How can I get wisdom?” So, Socrates walked him down to the beach until they were both standing waist-high in the water. Then he grabbed the student’s head and pushed it underwater, holding it there while the student struggled and kicked. When he let go and the student stood up, gasping for air, Socrates said, “When you want wisdom as much as you wanted that next breath, you’ll get it.”

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