I never had much respect for the ancient Greeks – but then, history, as taught at my schools, was never my strong suit, and I’d never thought it made sense to bother learning about an ancient people who put so much stock in something my culture called “mythological,” i.e., not real.
Today, I’m reading a bit about ancient Greek culture and finding there’s a lot there of interest, which I expect I’ll write about soon.
Meantime, I came across this teaching of Plato’s, which rather “blows my mind” and delights me with its provocation of “culture.”
Terrence McKenna said it well, excerpted in this short video clip, “Culture is not your friend.”
Keep opening to new ideas, keep learning. Expanding our consciousness may sometimes include even relearning “the classics.”