Thinker of the Week: Simone Weil


Full Name: Simone Weil

Born: 1909

Died: 1943

Hometown: Paris, France

Fave Subjects: Power, Relationships, Truth, Reality, Beauty

Career Highlights:

  • did hunger strikes to protest poverty
  • was a political activist, even as a child
  • could speak ancient Greek by the time she was 12
  • fought in the Spanish Civil War
  • over 2000 books and essays have been written about her

Big Question:

Why is it important to believe in something bigger than ourselves?

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