Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Like Socrates, Jesus was constantly on the move. The gospels recount Jesus’ constant wanderings, which were so extensive that I’ve often found it useful to have a map of ancient Israel by my side just to keep up with the guy. Like Socrates, there is something very...
Walking

Walking

In the last post, I discussed how neither Socrates nor Buddha nor Jesus wrote anything down. This time, I want to explore another interesting commonality:  all three spent their life constantly walking. Socrates spent his time wandering Athens’ agora questioning his...
Bucket

Bucket

I recently attended a talk a French philosopher named Frederic Lenoir, author of Socrates, Jesus, Buddha. When asked why he chose these three figures and what they had in common, his response surprised me. I had spent countless hours with these three figures and never...
Light Spectrum

Light Spectrum

If the light spectrum were represented as a musical keyboard, all we can see would be just one octave. * (correction: see below) There are all types of light energy all around us that we haven’t evolved the ability to perceive. If we saw the world through the eyes of...
Sunshine (part 1)

Sunshine (part 1)

“Socrates’ method of teaching was (generally) to teach not by transmitting information, but by eliciting from the student what they already know by means of focused questioning.” (Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy) I’m incredibly...