Ukraine philosopher, poet, teacher
In Ukraine the name Hryhorii Skovoroda is synonymous with freedom.
Hryhorii Skovoroda (1722-1794) was a great Ukrainian philosopher, poet and teacher. He was the founder of landscape lyrics, a genre of poetry representing the author’s attitude toward nature. Skovoroda added to the contributions of ancient Greek philosophers’ works on local culture and academic education. He also created a concept of intrinsic labor that simplified a way to achieve happiness, establishing the idea of “love what you do and do what you love.”
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