Thus the people who do injustice like kings and tyrants are unhappy. Socrates then asks Polus which is more shameful doing injustice or suffering it, and Polus replies that doing injustice is more shameful. That is why Socrates believes that doing injustice is much worse than suffering it for it is more shameful and that person will be unhappy because of that shame. I think that anyone who is put in the place of Polus will reply the same, since nobody would want to feel the guilt and the shame of doing injustice. The act of committing injustice actions goes back to the root of
In the previous quote, Katherine Anne Porter speaks about how it troubles her that slimy politicians violate the public. Porter makes a logical statement when it comes to untrustworthy politicians, for instance, “Our duty, Dr. Ross, is to circumvent them [politicians]. To see through them and stop them in their tracks in time and not to be hoodwinked or terrorized by them, not to rationalize and excuse that weakness in us which leads us to criminal collusion with them for the sake of our jobs or the hope of being left in peace,” (Porter 550). Avoiding and combating these kind of politicians appeals to the audience’s logic because it is the best solution to the
This will display he will avoid the penalty of the law to his convenience when he had followed it for his entire time in Athens, which will further many people’s belief of his bad character. However, the Athenian justice system was flawed. It is not right for Socrates to accept his death as his punishment when many people did not comply with the requirements of the jury to uphold the law because they decided to convict an innocent man to his death with no strong evidence needed. The laws are established with the sole purpose to establish justice. Instead of establishing justice, many people in the trial let their personal judgments of Socrates establish him as the criminal when he was innocent.
If you are lying yourself from day to day, the result of postponing will influence to your life such as health problems, destroy your reputation, and never achieve your goal. First of all, everyone is cheerful when they have a healthy life and everything else is trivia. So if you careless about your health, it will possibly start to stress you out and cause anxiety (procrastination can destroy your life, n.d).According to the LIFEHACK website had said that: “Procrastination is linked to stress and anxiety, and these in turn are linked to health issues. If your procrastination leads to feelings of depression, over time this depression will start to affect other areas of your life and studies”. (Procrastination can destroy your life, n.d) Imagine you absolutely adores eating from day to day, and always tell yourself that after eating I will go to gym, but the fact is that over eating, gaining weight, and having no exercise at all.
They do not have time to enjoy their life because of they always on self-defend for things they do wrong. In Plato’s dialogue Gorgias, Socrates takes this position to an extreme. He argues that it is much better to suffer wrong than to do it; that a good man who has his eyes gouged out and is tortured to death is more fortunate than a corrupt person who has used wealth and power
But Hamlet give up the good opportunity of killing Claudius because he hopes that his revenge for his father for a moral sake, not committing an impulsive revenge. Due to himself being too idealistic and restrained, he does not take decisive actions even after using the planned play to test the Claudius's conscience that could possibly expose himself and left himself in unfavorable circumstances. Hamlet’s inability to act is caused by his overanalysis of the situations that further render him from not carrying out actions in response. If Hamlet is not indecisive, he would not be uncertain about the evidence regarding to his uncle’s crime, he would not be delaying his revenge, he would not be having emotional breakdowns and become a tragic figure. Hamlet’s personality ‘borns’ and develops under his royal position and the growing
We should treat the detainees the way they would want to be treated so that we can acquire our needed valuable information to stop terrorist attacks. Torture should be banned because it leads to health problems, it changes the mind physically, and it is not humane. Torture leads to negative health problems, like PTSD. Torture also isn’t humane because it can kill the victims by waterboarding, or electrification, and torture leads to psychical body damage because the people can cuff you and beat you every day which can lead to broken bones. In conclusion,
In chapter 3, “Trials and Tribulation,” you read about Walter’s, arrest, his alibi, his trial and verdict, but what I find interesting is that Walter was so hopeful at the beginning, but went into anguish and fear. He went from thinking that he will be free soon, to doubting he will never be free from prison. During his time in prison, he heard from other prisoners about how the electric chair malfunctioned before, which made things worse for Walter and his emotional health. Stevenson explains, the end of the second paragraph, it says “Now he had found himself staring at the bleak walls of death row. Fear and anguish unlike anything he’d ever experienced settled on Walter” (56).
He may not be willing to reject his own ideas and beliefs, or may have just thought that the time to leave the world had come. The crucial point of the talk between Socrates and Crito regarding whether Socrates ought to escape from jail is the views which Socrates put forward and those have been negotiate over the millennia and actually be deserving of being argued to figure out the world of Socrates. As a result of corrupting the youth and not believing in the god in which the city believed (27a), Socrates was taken in charge and waited for death penalty. During Socrates was in jail, Crito, his faithful friend, called to convince Socrates to run off from the jail. Nevertheless, he did not accept his proposal to get away from prison not to argue against his concept and to obey the rules.
We should have the courage to question our whole social project and remake it, rather than take this final step into darkness" Euthanasia is not harming the human race; it is helping the human race instead. If we just look at the case from different angles, we would probably see how beneficial it is, in this traumatic life. Perhaps life might seem to be hard for us sometimes but there are people out there who really are suffering and desperately need to die. It is the latter prohibitive form that condemns active euthanasia" Although the opponents' statement might be right but in some critical cases, it is does not work. Euthanasia is giving people the rest that they desperately need.