Philosophy Psychology

“Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied”

“It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied”; I finally understand the meaning behind this quote.
From the quote, I am getting the idea that Socrates/ the human being wanted to fully realise/ achieve their wishes and dreams which would have had a greater impact on humanity (in terms of progression of ideas) but Socrates/ the human being failed realising that desire or wish. However, in that failure, at least it brought them closer to their goal. In contrast, the pig/ the fool only pursues short term wishes/ happiness , never thinking about the future or the progress of Humanity.
However, it also shows that pursuing pleasure is graded; there are the base pleasures which are short-term and eventually lead to ruin while there are the higher pleasures, more abstract and intellectual, that lead to the benefit of the thinker and for society.

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