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Ano ang halaga ng pagsunod sa katotohanan sang-ayon kay sa Apologia ni Sokrates? Ang pagsunod sa katotohanan ay sadyang mahirap para sa karamihan sa atin.Lumalabas na malaki ang magiging kapalit kung ikaw ay magsasalita ng katotohnan. Katulad na lang din noong panahon ni Sokrates. Matapos mahatulan ng kamatayan at matuligsa dahil sa kanyang mga pagsasalita at turo, nanatili siyang may paninindigan na magsalita tungkol sa katotohanan.
Ano ba ang pinagkaiba ni Sokrates sa atin at kahit na siya ay kontrahin ng mas nakakarami, ninais niyang sabihin ang katotohanan? Marahil dahil sa isa siyang pilosopo. Dahil sa isang pilosopo ang udyok ng katwiran ay udyok din ng katotohanan Ang katotohanan ay dapat natin bigyan ng boses. Kailangan natin sabihin. Ito ang pagsunod sa katotohanan. Dito mo makikita na ang pagsasalita tungkol sa katotohanan ay ang bunga ng pagpapagalaw sa iyo ng katwiran. Malaki kung iisipin ang magagawa nito para sa atin.

Kung ganito kalaki sana ang ating pagbibigay ng halaga sa karunungan, unti-unti na siguro natin nalulutas ang mga problema ng ating bayan. Marami pa sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino ang hindi pa sapat ang karunungan. At tanging sa pag-aaral natin maaring makamtan ang karunungan. Mapapahalagahan at mabibigyan ng pansin ng lahat ng kabataan siguro ang pag-aaral kung ang pagtingin nila dito ay katulad ng pagtingin ng mga pilosopo. Sa paraan na ito sana malulunasan ang sakit ng ating bayan, ang kamangmangan. Kapag naturuan ang lahat, maiiwasan nila ang pagiging ignorante. Mas makakabuti ito sa lahat. Maiiwasan na nang karamihan ang mga manloloko. Maaring mabawasan ang mga krimen tulad ng mga scam. Mas mapapunlad ng mga marurunong at may kaalaman ang ating bansa. Malaki ang magagawa ng isang taong marunong. Gayon pa man, iba pa din ang pagtingin ng iba sa pilosopiya. Noong panahon ni Sokrates, itinakwil pa siya ng kanyang mga…...

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