Let’s Walk the Earth Without the Weight of the World

At 28 years old, Plato, arguably the most influential Western philosopher, left home to see the world. Historian Will Durant writes in The Story of Philosophy:

In that year 399 B.C., he set out. Where he went we cannot for certain say; there is a merry war of the authorities for every turn of his route.
Twelve years he wandered, imbibing wisdom from every source, sitting at every shrine, tasting every creed. Some would have it that he went to Judea and was moulded for a while by the tradition of the almost socialistic prophets; and even that he found his way to the banks of the Ganges, and learned the mystic meditations of the Hindus. He returned to Athens in 387 B.C., a man of forty now, ripened to maturity by the variety of many peoples and the wisdom of many lands.

It was then, after accumulating life experience, that he wrote his most famous work:

He had knowledge, and he had art; for once the philosopher and the poet lived in one soul; and he created for himself a medium of expression in which both beauty and truth might find room and play — the dialogue.

I don’t know exactly what I’m doing. I don’t have the answers and I’m not sure I want them. I entwine my spirit with that of Plato’s sensei, Socrates, when he says:

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
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