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Hello to all the new podcast tips. Go to my site to listen to other podcasts and go to my site if you want to deepen the speeches related to coaching, related to mental coaching, in fact I am a mental trainer as you know but I also graduated in philosophy it was just the degree in philosophy which made me passionate about the coach.
And it made me passionate because I found that there are many similarities between coaching and philosophy, especially ancient philosophy. The difference that coaching leads us to transform is to bring some of these teachings into the real world. And this is a very important thing
This is why today I wanted to talk about both Socrates and the Sophists. You ask me why Socrates are sophists because I think both are the basis of modern coaching. Now I’ll explain why.
Socrates let’s start by saying that in my opinion he was the greatest was the greatest philosopher. This of course is a personal opinion. First because I love history so I love everything that is ancient, second I love Greek philosophy because I find it simple and therefore easy to understand but at the same time also very essential practice and it is the one that perhaps reaches its essence more in my opinion because if anything simple things are those that come to the essence.
Socrates was a teacher was a teacher for many reasons. The thing that amazed me about him was that so many concepts that I find that I found in the Gospels in Christianity were concepts that Socrates had already expressed centuries before.
So before the advent of Jesus Christ Socrates had already laid the foundations for what is now our culture because then the culture of the Western world is less than that of Europe and even North America is based on Christian principles.
We can say even if religions were also discussed should be deepened because in the end almost all religions say the same thing, but this is another matter.
On Socrates I want to talk about maieutics which is the Socratic method par excellence. So he compares himself to a midwife and like the latter as the midwife gives birth to children he was able to bring out all the students absolutely personal thoughts so he did not want to impose his views on others with persuasion and rhetoric with his charm but he wanted to ensure that through precise questions and powerful questions his students arrive at knowledge come awareness.
E questo è lo stesso metodo che devono usare i mental coach quindi non importa se non dare delle ricette non cercare di basarsi sulle proprie esperienze ma attraverso l’utilizzo appunto di domande e potenti domande intelligenti anche di portare le persone la consapevolezza di sbattere in faccia la realtà dei problemi di fargli capire a che punto sono e aiutarli a raggiungere i propri obiettivi.
Coach in English means bus means minibus so it is this minibus that must take you from your goal to the conclusion so to the final achievement of your goal this is the coach.
So this concept of maieutics is truly we can translate it into the modern world and we can translate it as the main foundation of coaching.
In my opinion this knowledge of not knowing this fact of needing someone to help us achieve awareness is a beautiful thing in my opinion also because this is a small anecdote.
Even in the modern world no one is also doing these analytic computer studies. And one of the most famous laws is Polanski’s law according to which we are unable to express everything we know. And that is why we need the help, according to him, of the artificial intelligence of the logarithms of mathematics.
And this is the same concept of Socrates. We are not able even if according to him we have the knowledge of everything within us, we have the possibility to reach any goal.
We are unable to express everything we know. So we need a midwife. We need a philosopher in this case who can bring out thoughts and bring out awareness and knowledge. So an incredible thought.
And because the Sophists, on the other hand, the Sophists are the opposite, they are everything that Socrates is not. They live in the same period as Socrates so let’s talk about Athens. The Athens glorious era of Pericles’ Athens then Athens to the fullest but also holds it before the end.
So we are in the most shining moment of Athens the most shining moment for the Athenian culture. That this too will be the basis of all the culture of the Roman world and therefore of our world and of our Western world.
Because they were at odds because the Sophists curiously denied all dichotomies. I’ll explain. So they denied the existence of a true and a false of a good or an evil of a just of an unjust.
So they were based on the affirmation of the usefulness for us and therefore of the values on which everyone can agree in the interest of a community.
They were advocates of a cultural relativism. So moral values change over time and space. They are not carved stones in which there are laws that change moral values. They were skeptical so they had skepticism. We can say metaphysical.
Therefore there were no absolute truths for them and they criticized all traditional conceptions whether they were religious politics or even of language.
Because I tell you about language because they became masters of rhetoric, which Socrates hated, and masters of language. We can say that at the time he was already teaching public speaking.
But another thing is important and can be connected to the coaching of the sophists due to the fact that they, unlike the other philosophers who talked to each other or became tutors just as mentioned by Aristotle with Alexander the Great only of many characters or sons of kings made so that anyone could turn to them anyone could turn to them for help in getting to knowledge.
So they made their own paid coaches. The fact that they did it for a fee at the time created great controversy because it was thought that precisely philosophy should be precisely a discourse between equals in which there should not be an exchange of money.
Instead they wanted to bring their teachings to people and ordinary people to everyone so that they too could enjoy this knowledge.
So I don’t know if this podcast was interesting or boring but for me it is curious to see how already in ancient times we can talk about the first examples of coaching, thanks to everyone.