I loved this review by Clancy Martin of the book by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein “Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away” at:
It contains two really good quotes that I would focus on, though reading the whole article would be good too
Søren Kierkegaard observed:
Whatever the one generation may learn from the other, that which is genuinely human no generation learns from the foregoing … Thus, no generation has learned from another to love, no generation begins at any other point than at the beginning, no generation has a shorter task assigned to it than had the previous generation.
And Clancy Martin concludes the article:
Another way to put it might be that every generation, the grand forward push of human knowledge requires each of us to begin by trying to think independently, to recognize that knowledge is more than information, to see that we are moral beings who must closely interrogate both ourselves and the world we inhabit—to live, as Socrates recommended, an examined life.