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Sorry Mr. Plato!

February 27, 2019

I read Plato asked if men had no impending punishment (e.g. as when alone) would they still do the right. Although I spontaneously found myself assuming ‘no’ for the answer, something felt erroneous of the very question!

I figure it does not follow that wrong is wrong coz it is punished, but it precedes that wrong is bad and therefore punished. At best a response of fear toward the right is childish, for only as a child is one taught to do the right without understanding. As an adult we fully grasp the value of what we were taught and are grateful that taught we even were!

The question should be: After all this time have we even learned good is good?

From → observation

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