In my opinion living an examined life has different meanings for each individual for cicero the examined life was a life rooted in honesty and serving the public for socrates the examined life was the attainment of wisdom and intellectual humility for fyodor dostoyevsky the examined life meant . Living the examined life is a gift of rare gold the accumulated logos of a life lived deeply and fully generously shared and beautifully crafted james hollis bridges profound psychological insight and practical application. What is an examined life what needs to be examined and why the examined life as socrates articulated millennia ago entails looking into the root causes of my behaviors and the patterns and consequences i am piling up. I encourage each of you to try living an examined life in the apology platos socrates says the unexamined life is not worth living the grand daddy of a. In conclusion when he speaks of the importance of living an examined life he is of the mind that such examination will allow one to discover an objective meaning in life this objective meaning for socrates consisted most of all in living virtuously and coming to as complete a knowledge as one can of the divine thanks for asking
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