Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A young man asked Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher,
the secret of Success. Socrates told the young man to
meet him near the river the next morning. They met.
Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river.
When the water got up to their necks, Socrates took
the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water.
The man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and
kept him under water until he started turning blue.
The young man struggled hard and finally managed to get up.
The first thing he did was to gasp and take a deep breath.
“What did you want the most when you were under the water?”
The man replied “Air”.
Socrates said: “That’s the most secret to success.
When you want success as badly as you want air, you will get it.
There is no other secret”.
About the Author:
Socrates is a famous ancient Greek philosopher. He was born in
Athens in 469 BC and was killed (by poison) in 399 BC
(about 71 years old) because the government didn’t agree
with his teaching. Socrates is widely credited for laying
the foundation for Western philosophy.