~Audi alteram partem~

You know your part of the story. Now hear the other side.
Cos everyone just want to be heard

About Alexander

Okay, okay, I know you're getting sick of it, but I just have to write this.
More reasons why I respect and admire Alexander the Great so much:

I always believe that human personality is defined more by nurture than nature. I find it true in most people I observe. But in Alexander, it's completely unproved.
Philip, Alexander's father always underestimated and criticized him. Like in Bucephalus' case. In this modern time where I live, children who are underestimated by their parents grow up to be either shy or having inferiority complex, or both. Very few grow up to be confident adults. However, we all know (well, at least we all who read about Alexander) that Alexander had this undeniable exceptional confidence.
It seems that no matter what's being taught and doctrined to him, Alexander had his own thoughts and opinions and principles. And he lived by these beliefs of his own, diminishing whatever other people might have told him.

Aristotle was and is still known for his little respect for women. Aristotle thought that women are "unfinished men". Being the teacher of Alexander, of course that was exactly what he taught to Alexander and his other disciples in Mieza. But somehow, Alexander grew up to be a man who had special respect for women. Very interesting, especially because in Alexander era, women are believed to be as low as the slaves.
And, wasn't he cute? [see picture] Ck, I wouldn't mind being Alexander's concubine *lol*

Links: Oliver Stone's Alexander: Director's Cut >2


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