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Harry Styles apparently takes people’s opinions about him very seriously.
Socrates, born in Athens in the 5th century BCE, marks a watershed in Ancient Greek philosophy.
— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) February 13, 2013
So what exactly did de Botton say in his interview?
The author, who advocates popularizing philosophy according to Metro, said, “The problem we’ve got is the most famous people in the country tend to believe in things that aren’t particularly ambitious whereas the people who believe in really ambitious things are stuck away in an ivory tower and no one bothers listening to what they think. In an ideal world Harry Styles would be teaching his 10million Twitter followers a little more about Greek philosophy.”
Well I guess de Botton’s suggestion worked because over 38,000 of Harry's followers retweeted the message!
Not to worry though, Harry isn’t going to become philosophical all of a sudden! According to The Mirror, the singer merely copied and pasted the sentence from a Wikipedia article. Oh well!