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A Great Philosopher King

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“A Great Philosopher King”
The Philosopher King in someone who come closest to the form of goodness, goodness itself. The Philosopher King will know what is the best for his or her people because of the desire and love for knowledge. The Philosopher King can view things that ordinary people do not see.
The person that I feel that could have come closest to Plato’s theory was a great woman who lived to help others. Mother Teresa who real name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born in Skopje, Yugoslavia in year 1910. She took her vow in 1928 as a nun, and then she taught in St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta for nineteen years. The suffering and poverty outside of the convert made her devote herself to working among the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Without money she started an open-air school for homeless children. Voluntary helpers, and financial support was given from church organizations, which made it possible for her to extend her work. In Oct. 7, 1950 she received permission to start her own order called “The Missionaries of Charity,” the primary goal was to love and care for those people that one cares about. She established fifty relief projects operating in India. In these relief projects she helped slum-dwellers, children’s homes, homes for the dying, clinics and a leper colony. The projects have spread in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland and United States.
Mother Teresa has caught the attention of the world; she has received awards for her goodness. In 1971 she received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize. In 1972 she received the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding. The last award she got was in 1979 the Balzan Prize for promoting peace and brotherhood among the nations.
“I choose the poverty of our poor people. But I am graceful to receive (the Nobel) in the name of the hungry, the naked, the homeless, of the crippled, of the blind, of th...

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