The statement “know thy self” is attributed to the early Greek philosopher Socrates. How does this statement serve as a seed for the development of psychology as a formal discipline some 2,400 years later?
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Preview: ... o complex or intricate contradictions, compartmentalization, and inconsistency within us that people encounter. When that happens, we usually get defensive, testy, or outright hostile. This can interfere with oneâs ability to love, and in fact is the limiting factor in most people's ability to long-lasting and meaningful relationships. Knowing yourself, or more specifically, feeling yourself, liberates our acknowledge, which then becomes more tangible and real. Perhaps, we are much simpler than we think as long as we get to the real root of humanity. We are all fascinating creatures and even though we are human, it does not mean we are the only marvels of the world. I feel Psychology helps us to associate ourselves when learning from the differences amongst our peers. We are no more than a seed, a seed of change, a seed of knowledge and a seed for further psychoanalysis. Â When Socrates said âknow thy self,â maybe it is best understood (or deciphered) asÂ humanity in whole that,Â we must learn who we are and how we behave when understanding the larger scheme of things, as well as helping individuals. It may alsoÂ mean enlarging the ideal of understanding within the human behavior, morals, and thoughts. Ultimately, to understand oneself is to understand why people do what they do. However, the ancient Greek philosophers thought that no man could ever comprehend the human spirit and their thoughts thoroughly. Therefore, the saying may re ...
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