The inspirational message for the self employed from this quote is:
In order to be a philosopher, one must be curious about the world. One has to wonder how the world works and why; and, if it could somehow be improved. Socrates inspires us with his words of wisdom by telling us that wisdom comes with experience as opposed to from just knowing something. Wisdom comes from knowing something and then enhancing that knowledge by adding experience to it. A healthy curiosity about the world and about life will lead you to experience different things in life – things that you might not have had a chance to overcome or that you might have failed at, had you not made the risky choice. Those mistakes or victories can help guide you through other obstacles in your quest for self-development and success. As they say, we learn by our mistakes.