The Philosophy of Socrates: Part V

A Friend:

Why do you want me to unlock those doors again Mr. Socrates...you know they'll arrest you again today for the second time,

Does it not occur to you that you are making a bad name for yourself around here in the market quarters of Athens,

Some people talk of your misguided directions of borderline craziness...Some even want to have you executed,

Socrates...Have you no pity on yourself...no thought of trying to stop your blasphemous ways against the Athenian Government,


Socrates:

My friend...do you not want me here in your place of refuge?

Do the stars not shine at least 5 days out of the week all year long...does the moon not play every night?

Have you no feelings towards free will...or do you cower within your thin shell of tethered existence?

Is all faith lost towards our gods who comfort us the most in time of dire straits?

Real visions of shining sunlight...does this not make you happy...or do you feel as though societies false toys take away the pains of reality?


A Friend:

Socrates...we need to stop this...I know you teach all the principles of humanities good willed equalities,

The gods cower before your pureness...the soft air around your gentle soul friends everyone you come in contact with,

You know this is why society needs you locked away...Socrates please believe me...I'm trying to save you.


Socrates:

Save yourself my friend...For I will continue to push my views of universal freedoms in every nook...every cranny...every grain of civilization.

The notion of freedom is not what people define freedom as...but how it defines them...no one creature of the God's creation can perceive the true meaning of the term.

--Socrates cracks the door, a group of soldiers quickly walk by looking for him. After it was safe to do so, Socrates made the run out and down the alley.--

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Sueswan 5 years ago

Another interesting and thought provoking hub.

"Real visions of shining sunlight...does this not make you happy...or do you feel as though societies false toys take away the pains of reality?"

Very profound. I remember years ago I was going through a bad time. My doctor wanted to put me on Valium which I refused. I said I would rather be sad than artificially happy.

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