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A Praise Of Aristotle's Life And Works...With A Little Bit Of Humor Scattered Throuought It.

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The Different Kid on the Block of HistoryAristotle was a different kid. He grew up knowing he was different from all the others. When he went to school none of the kids wanted to eat their PBJ sandwiches in the presence of his company because they knew he would say something intellectual, and they wouldn't understand it. All the kids thought he was weird because he was not the usual tough beat up kid. Why is he considered so unusual if he is smart? People probably just envied his knowledge and didn't care what he said. We should be more like Aristotle and think about the ways of the world and the human mind, not become angered because we envy him. This envy would soon be proven to have gone away, and Aristotle would become the total opposite of being the hated one.After Aristotle was born in 384 B.C., everyone thought that he was a an odd boy. He grew up in a Greek town named Stagiros. Aristotle's dad held a royal job, and that job was being the personal physician of the Macedonian king as well as the town physician. When Aristotle was but two years of age his father died along with Aristotle's mother. Aristotle was still bound for great wisdom, including knowledge of medicine. (Wisdom)Fifteen years later Aristotle decided to go to a school where he could meet people like him. Aristotle went to Athens so that he could study at Plato's academy. Aristotle stayed at this school studying to an amazing extent for about 20 years. Who else gets that kind of education these days? Aristotle stayed at this academy following Plato's theories and ideas for a while, and although he admired Plato's ideas, Aristotle decided to take up some of his own theories, which Plato had been talking about. This is one of the reasons that Aristotle became so great in his days.This may not make Aristotle very noble; let me speak to this matter a little more. Aristotle stayed around and argued with Plato until he died in 347 B.C. Soon after Plato died, Aristotle moved in with Hermeias, who had been a student of Plato's. After this he saw Hermeias' daughter princess Pithias, and he married her strait away. Two children were born to Aristotle. The first great thing that Aristotle did was tutoring little Alexander of Macedonia. This little child grew up to be one of the greatest conquerors of all time. Once Alexander became "the great", Aristotle went to Athens once again. Here Aristotle started a little public school called the Lyceum. The only difference was that none of the citizens were paying the schools taxes. This school became remembered as the "walking school". In 323 B.C. Aristotle moved to Euboea because of controversial problems, and he died there in 322 B.C. Aristotle died at 62...

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