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Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher considered to be the main source of Western thought. He was condemned to death for his Socratic method of questioning.

1. "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only made them think."
We chose the first picture which is a girl playing jigsaw puzzles because we thought that playing jigsaw puzzles may relate to Socrates’ philosophy like a girl asking for her parent to help her finish the task but the parent wants her child to learn so she made her think herself and made the puzzle by her own.

2. "Worthless people live only to eat and drink. People of worth eat and drink only to live."
We used the picture which is a basket full of vegetables. In his time, and certainly today, many people just "exist". They eat, sleep and repeat. Life is so much more. Get out of the boardroom and live life to the fullest.
3. "Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people, but to break them down."
It means that people try protecting themselves by building walls, by purposefully acts distant with others, so they can find the people or the one person who cares about them so much, that he or she will make them feel comfortable. Who will be the only person they will ever trust with their life. And the picture seems to be perfect for the wall thing.
4. "An unexamined life is not worth living."
The claim is that only in striving to come to know ourselves and to understand ourselves do our lives have any meaning or value. (Source: The Apology Summary by Plato Socrates 399 BC) We chose the picture because it angle or our perspective to the photo is we are inside something and in deeper thoughts it may refer to having the insight to understand what makes us who we are; why we respond the way we do; what excites us and drives our passion; and what challenges us and produces negative thoughts.
5. "Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen."
A plant maybe relate to this philosophy of Socrates because we all know that a plant grows and comes to the point wherein it will fall down, but then again spring will come and will rise again. Just because we did not succeed at something does not mean we failed. Maybe we have gained something else along the path or in the very least, maybe we have learned and learning something definitely does not equate to failing. What matters is that if you keep on thinking the same negative thoughts that just really proves that you lose, that you failed.

Group 3
Jessa Mae Betangcor
Sofia Maria Camacho
Aira Diaz
Ruth Famela Fuentes
Jasmin Gollena
Lester Porcalla

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