According to Socrates the 'unexamined life is not worth living' what did he mean?

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let us also point out that Socrates' careful choice of words give much color to this quote. "Examined" has many definitions, including: To observe or inspect carefully or critically; To study or analyse; To check the health or condition of something or someone; To inquire into; et cetera. We could imagine that Socrates would insist that asking other people what the quote means goes against its very nature; it's best to take your own meaning from it. By suggesting this, Socrates gives praise to questions such as, "Is there more to reality than that which we can see and touch?;" "Am I living my life according to my own rules, or the rules set for me by others?;"

Its intended meaning:

A better translation in modern words, rather than a literal one, gives it the meaning Socrates intended:
Life without analytical thought is not fit for a human being.
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