Essay On Soul

Essay about Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Soul

698 Words3 Pages

Every day from the time that you wake up till the time you go to sleep your life will be a battle. There will be people why try to bring you down. You will have teachers who will frustrate you mentally. There will be students and people who you call your friends that might frustrate you physically. All of these are things that test who you really are. People can frustrate or hurt you mentally of physically, but they can never touch your soul. That is what must get you up in the morning.
     There are three main things that make up who you are, Caleb. Those three things are your body, your mind, and your soul. Your body is what other people can see and touch. It can be bent or broken, or bruised and abused. You…show more content…

This is who you really are. You could also call this your character, your inner strength, or your drive. Of the three things that compose you this one is the strongest. When you are bloody and bruised, when everyone tells you to stay down, when no one thinks that you can even get up off the floor, this is what gets you up. When your mind is tired and your body is weary this is what drives you. This is what refuses to lose. This is God given. You must pray everyday that God helps you to have a strong spirit. That when others quit and say that you should too, this is what has you work harder. Everyone has a soul; just some people get lazy and let theirs grow weak and fat. Pray that you never lose any of the drive that you have.
     For example, when you go to a class, like programming, that you feel has nothing to do with what you want to do with your future, you must still work hard. When you do not understand a word that your teacher says, you work harder. When you get your first test back and it is a failing grade, and the others around you give up, you must still work harder and do well in class.
     The great emperor of Rome, Marcus Aurelius, says this: that every morning when you wake up you need to tell yourself that you will meet with evil people. They do not even know that they are doing evil. They, however, can not harm you because you are all kin. Not by blood or seed, but by the fact that you all have spirit

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Plato’s Theory of The Soul in The Republic Essay

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Plato’s Republic introduces a multitude of important and interesting concepts, of topics ranging from music, to gender equality, to political regime. For this reason, many philosophers and scholars still look back to The Republic in spite of its age. Yet one part that stands out in particular is Plato’s discussion of the soul in the fourth book of the Republic. Not only is this section interesting, but it was also extremely important for all proceeding moral philosophy, as Plato’s definition has been used ever since as a standard since then. Plato’s confabulation on the soul contains three main portions: defining each of the three parts and explanation of their functions, description of the interaction of the parts, and then how the the…show more content…

For instance, consider an employee who has been assigned a project by his boss. The employee has been planning out the work he has to do, and has completed everything but one or two key parts, which can be left until the last night. However, on that night, the employee is invited by his friends to watch and tailgate for a football game, which he is lead to accept by council from his passions. This council, however, will also lead him to not complete the work project. On top of commonly being observed as at fault, the passions do not seem to have any apparent benefit either, as the appetite only directs one’s attention to his base needs, and not to higher pleasures or practices like the will and reason does. So, in the Platonic view, what is the worth of the appetite? Plato does not specifically enter the topic in his Republic, but the reader is able to come across a few conclusions from what is said. First, from all the time that Plato spends discussing and teaching about them, it is not likely (though still technically possible) for the passions to be a worthless part of the soul. Secondly, the fact the passions can be moderated by the other two parts of the soul (moderation like one restraining oneself from going to watch the football game in order finish the big project), seems to lead to the passions also being able to moderate the other two parts of the soul. An example of this

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