Did you know that you are often lying to yourself and you are now even aware of it? We often take our beliefs and thoughts for granted, thinking to ourself that just because we thought about it, it means it's 'right' or 'correct' or 'true'...
This self-deception is a habit for many people, who don't take the time for mindfulness ie to reflect on their own thinking. Socrates, the famous Greek philosopher often had dialogues with people that would slowly (but surely) reveal to them how they lie to themself about the most important things in their life.
He even compared himself to a 'gadfly'; Like a gadfly irritates a horse, Socrates
would make people uncomfortable, by posing novel, potentially upsetting
questions (based on logic and reason) about their beliefs and their way of life.
In this exercise with a group of young diplomats I act in a way similar to Socrates....
This video is part of a recent workshop that I gave at the Academy of Diplomats
in the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of a leadership training program.
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do not hesitate to contact me.
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