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Born into privilege and luxury Prince Siddhartha Gautama left home after seeing the suffering of others outside the palace. Traveling throughout India Buddha challenged the caste system and experimented with various methods to achieving enlightenment.
Born into one of the most advanced societies in the world Confucius became entranced by ancient Chinese ritual at an early age. Looking to the past to solve the problems of the present Confucius promoted etiquette order and the importance of family.
Unlike pre-Socratic thinkers who studied the cosmos Socrates turned philosophical thinking inward to study human purpose and ethics. Embracing the new principals of democracy flourishing in ancient Greece Socrates asserted knowledge could only come from dialogue.