Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Alexander the Great: Good Listener?

I think Alexander did not listen carefully to his teacher, Aristotle. Aristotle was a man of deep thought. Today, he is one of the most influencial thinkers. He liked logic and science. Alexander was mainly interested in ways he could conquer the world. Alexander wasn't interested in learning about logic or scientific matters. Maybe if Aristotle told Alexander things about military tactics, or taught him how to fight in battle then maybe Alexander would have listened. They became great friends, but Alexander did not learn many educational things from Aristotle.

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