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Critical reflection

Critical reflection

In this guide, you will learn how to conduct a critical reflection of your life through the book, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves, and develop your personal philosophy.

📖 Understanding the book

Begin by reading the book, The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves. Try to understand the key points and themes that the author, Stephen Grosz, highlights. For example, how our unconscious thoughts and feelings affect our lives.

🧠 Critical Reflection

After reading the book, take time for critical reflection. Ask yourself questions like, "What aspects of the book touched me the most?" or "How can I integrate what I learned into my own life?"

📝 Developing personal philosophy

Use the insights from the book to develop your personal philosophy. Write down what you have learned about life, yourself, and your relationships with others. This could be, for example, "I believe that my unconscious thoughts and feelings have a big impact on my life and I will try to understand them better."

🔄 Regular reflection

Make reflection a regular part of your life. Take time weekly or monthly to reflect on your experiences and feelings and how they align with your personal philosophy.

🌱 Growth and Change

Be open to growth and change. Your personal philosophy is not set in stone. It can evolve and change as you do. Be open to new insights and experiences and adjust your philosophy accordingly.

🤝 Share and discuss

Share your thoughts and insights with others. This can help you further clarify your ideas and gain new perspectives. For example, you could start a discussion group to discuss "The Examined Life" and the issues it raises.

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