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I was amazed to read Socrates’ philosophy, but I was horrified when I read of his appearance. He had been known to be ugly and comic. Very few can imagine the real looks of him. This ugly man holding wisdom and friendly spirit would come across people, confounding them with his theory of intrigue. Isn’t it interesting? Well, those people who would listen to this ugly looking man and thank him for his understanding of inquiry, always surprise me. I was always curious to know was he really ugly or the men who plotted against him were describing him ugly. I’ll bring you two trustworthy comparison here that describes his looks and I will leave you to wonder about his features once again. I start from the one that I liked the most. “A bald head, a great round face, deep set staring eyes, a broad and flower nose that…

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Eudaimonia in a general term denotes happiness and well being. Here eu is good or well, daimon is spirit. So, basically, it is the wellness of spirit. It is realizing one’s spirit. This concept of happiness is taken from Greek Ethics. The original definition of Eudaemonia is flourishing as well as well being. Why we need to study happiness is a major question asked by various subjects of science, philosophy, and ethics? Simply, we need to study happiness because we need it. Nobody wants to live in misery. Everyone wants to live their life full of happiness and fulfillment. The philosophers of Greek have provided deeper meaning to the term ‘Eudaimonia’. The thoughts of the greatest believer is put down here. Nichomachean Ethics is the best work of Aristotle. It deals with various concepts that help man to live a life of happiness. This work has a great impact on…

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