S: Ashleigh Griffin, Period 7
BC: The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. - Albert Einstein
1: Truth is not something that can be defined in any way. The truth is more than what it seems to be. It is something that even though people search for it, it's something that really can never truly be found. The truth is something that you come up with on your own, when you truly believe in something it becomes true to you. When your taught something so much that it becomes a part of your life, that is true to you. So, truth is not something that is found, it's something that comes to you. In your own time you can find out the truth.
3: His teacher was Aristotle, the man that pushed him to be better than he was. He broke him and then slowly built him into the genius he was. He was the man that Alexander credited for showing him how to live life. His learning was one of the main reasons he was able to take over Persia. | He started in the military when he was 14. His mother, one of Philip of Macedon's wives, had him start this early, to give him a better chance of becoming the ruler of Persia,
4: He was a genius, in every sense of the word. He studied all the time. Learning everything from, math, history, writing, and much more. Each step in the learning process brought him closer to finding out what he could accomplish, the truth about the path he would be able to take. | As he learned about himself and his mental abilities, he also learned everything there was to know about the land he would soon take over. He knew the history of the people, the land, the language. His knowing about the land made it easier for him to conquer other areas, and to learn more about how far he could truly expand his empire.
5: Alexander has two wives that are known about, and it is speculated that he had a male lover, who just happened to be his best friend. During this time period, no one really paid attention to sexual orientation. As it seems, it looks as though he wasn't sure as to his true feelings towards men and women, and that also means, that he probably was confused as to the true path he was on. | One of the ways he seemed to test out his new found power in his empire was to conquer India. Though his army was powerful, and they trusted him, they had many troubles conquering India. Even as his empire was slowly settling down to be more peaceful and more family oriented, he kept trying to conquer more any more land until one day his army wouldn't fight anymore.
6: While he was conquering other countries/places he lost a loved one. He spent weeks locked in his room, only coming out to receive food. It took a toll on his well being, and it seems to have taken a toll on his view on the world, and himself. | He built many cities and libraries in Persia, many of them named for him, such as the Library of Alexandria in Egypt. Each library and city seems to symbolize him still trying to find himself, and not really knowing the truth about himself, and what it is possible for him to do.
7: Though there were things that helped him find the truth in his life, it seems that he died before he knew himself as a whole. Like, death was a way of saying you will never know your true self. | As Alexander the Great ruled, the culture of Greece changed. As Alexander was conquering more land and learning the truth of his and his empires abilities, the different cultures all meshed together. It went from a Hellenic Culture to a Hellenistic Culture.
8: Positives: - it can help someone become a better person - it can make someone feel like they've found something important in their life - it can help someone answer questions about their life
9: Negatives: - it can hurt the person on their journey to find truth - it can confuse the person more - it can open more questions instead of giving answers