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Lesson 3: Would You Relive Every Moment In Your Life

But maybe the thought of pleasing your boss is depressing to you, because you think working a 9 to 5 makes you miserable altogether. In that case, you would’ve gotten along great with Friedrich Nietzsche. For a number of years, he concerned himself with answering the question: “If I had to live this life over again, would I be able to stand it?”


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Breakfast With Socrates- Book Summary (Lessons From Great Minds)

Breakfast With Socrates takes you through an ordinary day in the company of extraordinary minds, by linking each part of it to the core message of one of several great philosophers throughout history, s...


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Which end of the spectrum you fall on depends on the outcome of a battle that takes place in your mind every morning. The battle of the egos. Sigmund Freud defined two opposing forces in our minds in the early 20th century and labeled them the ego and the superego.

The eg...


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When you stop hitting snooze and climb out of bed, that’s a superego win. When you’re at the breakfast table with plenty of time to spare, that’s a superego win. And when you arrive at work 10 minutes early because of it, exceeding your boss’s expectations, that’s also a superego win.



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Breakfast With Socrates - Book Review

Breakfast With Socrates is easily the most practical and approachable introduction to philosophy I’ve ever seen. If your gut reaction to all things philosophy is “Yuck!” then this book is for you. And if y...


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Author Quote

Author Quote

"You can't be free to be right unless you can be free to be wrong."

-Robert Rowland Smith


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Breakfast With Socrates by Robert Rowland Smith makes that fantasy come true. You’ll be taken through an ordinary day, but be kept company by the world’s mo...


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Would you re-live every moment of your life in exactly the same way? The answer will tell you if you’re a superman (or woman).


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He coined the doctrine of two worlds, which says that next to the real world, we all conjure a fantasy world in our minds, in order to escape from the boredom and depression of our real lives. These mass hallucinations of better partners, better work, more money and fancier lives, however, are si...


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Lesson 2: Everyday You Dight A Battle Of The Egos In Your Head

I’d ask you if you have a morning routine or not, but in fact, we all do. Lack of a morning routine is a routine in its own way – you either have a process, or you don’t, but chances are if you don’t it’s still the same cycle every morning (like waking up too late, brushing your teeth in a rush, ...


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Who would I recommend Breakfast With Socrates to?

The 15 year old who doesn’t have a philosophy class in high school, the 47 year old hardcore capitalist, who claims his sole religion is money, and anyone who struggles to leave on time in the morning.


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Philosophia in its original, Greek meaning translates to “love of wisdom” and that’s all philosophy is. Wise people can look at the world and see it as it truly is – objective, rational, undistorted – and can therefore accurately reflect on what’s going on.This allows them to make better ...


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Book Overview

What a cool idea! No wonder this book has been translated into 20 languages. Imagine you wake up in the morning and Sigmund Freud is sitting beside your bed to explain to you why you’re struggling so much to get ready to leave for work on time. On the subway, Karl Marx tells you what’s wrong with...


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Top 3 Book Lessons

  1. Philosophy isn’t about spinning your head all day, it’s about making wise decisions.
  2. Your morning routine is a battle of the egos.
  3. A good way of assessing your happiness is to ask yourself if you’d live the same life again.

Ready for the most interesting break...


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To abandon the herd and live on our own terms, we must ditch the fantasies . It’s the only way to see the world as it is, master our destinies and start making them a reality. Nietzsche called people who do this “supermen” – those who


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Lesson 1: Philosophy Gives You The Tools To Make Wise Decisions

Like most people I used to think philosophy is just for dreamers and primarily concerned with giving yourself a headache from thinking too much. Man, was I wrong.

In the past two months I’ve learned a lot about it from books and I’ve realized that it’s probably


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Breakfast With Socrates- Book Summary (Lessons From Great Minds)


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