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Use present day examples or your personal experience to justify and support Socrates' point of view in this quote: "the unexamined life is not worth living".

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I do have some thoughts on how you can go about writing this response on one of my favorite Socrates' quotes.

Let's get organized first. In an essay of about one and one half pages, you might want to write 5 - 6 paragraphs of about five sentences each paragraph, and you might organize them like this:

Paragraph 1: Your Introduction, in which you put your thesis/main idea in a sentence that states and justifies your point of view on the quote

Paragraph 2: First Body paragraph, in which you briefly relate one personal experience that illustrates the quote

Paragraph 3: Body paragraph in which you relate a second personal experience that illustrates the quote

Paragraph 4: Body paragraph in which you explain one present-day example that illustrates the quote

Paragraph 5: Final Body paragraph in which you explain a second ...

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This solution gives guidelines on how to analyze the Socrates' quote and examples of present-day situations that represent his point of view.

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I need to come up with 250 words, between the two questions. I am thinking to me it means what Paul talks about in the Bible when he says "examine yourself to find that you are in the faith." How would I go about explaining this philosophically?

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