Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living.
He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.
Scott Fitzgerald said famously that 'he who invented consciousness would have a lot to be blamed for.' But he also forgot that without consciousness, he would have no access to true happiness or even the possibility of transcendence.
The Nobel Peace Prize has always been a joke - albeit a grim one.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel famously invented dynamite and felt sorry about it.
Last Update: January, 2020