The Definition of an Educated Person

SOCRATES, Hellenic Philosopher 470-399 B.C.

“The definition of an educated person.”

When asked to define what constitutes an “educated” person he made no mention of accumulated knowledge.

He said that education is a behavioral matter.

So, what do I consider elements of an educated person?

*First and foremost someone who is able to control unpleasant situations rather than be controlled by them.

*Someone who faces all of their life events with bravery and reason.

*Someone who is honorable in all of their interactions.

*Someone who faces unpleasant events and individuals with goodwill.

*Someone who moderates their pleasures.

*Someone who doesn’t allow misfortune and failures to defeat them.

*Finally, someone who isn’t corrupted by success and glory.


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One thought on “The Definition of an Educated Person

  1. Who doesn’t love Socrates! He didn’t teach philosophy, he showed others how to live like philosophers. He defined the core obstacle to genuine communication which is still relevant today – that words mean different things to different people, and that the meaning lies in the intention behind the words used. Probably his greatest gift to posterity was the revelation that the more you learn, the more you realize how little you actually know.


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