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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

Just finished reading the Apology of Socrates. Three things stood out:

1. Socrates was at home. He knew everyone. It’s a record of conversations with people he knew all his life.

2. Socrates believed that the wisdom expressed by poets, artists, carpenters, and philosophers wasn’t known by those expressing it. The wisdom came through them and they were innocent of its meaning.

3. Socrates was delighted to confess the width and depth of the things he knew he did not know.

Why do I expect everything great to be somewhere else? What wisdom comes through me and what comes from within me? Why am I so reluctant to betray my ignorance?

Commentary

Innocence lost. A harsh word spoken sometime in the past. Hurt and the question remain.