In Callicle’s section of Plato’s Gorgias I found it interesting. I agree with him that if someone devoted their whole life to philosophy, they might miss out on the important things. He argues that philosophers are completely out of touch with human nature because they never learn how to understand their community’s legal system, how to address political or private meetings or what kinds of things people enjoy and desire.

He does say that philosophy can make you wise but not if you devote your whole life to it. Young boys should study philosophy but once you start to age you should stop. When you are younger you are growing and learning different ways of life so it is good to become wiser. But once they are older they can just acquire what they learned at a younger age so that they are not missing out.

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