In this dialogue, Socrates and I have an argument and discuss ways to change the world.
Me: How do you show people the truth?
Socrates: I ask them questions.
M: I want to reveal to people how to live the good life. Can you do that, too!?
S: It would be better if they discovered how to do that on their own.
M: You don’t like to chit chat about that, eh?
S: You are my enemy, and I need to reveal you to them.
M: Since when, did I do something important? Am I a problem? Wouldn’t you rather have many enemies rather than just me?
S: There is nothing more important than the truth.
M: My truth or yours?
S: Mine, not your imitation. Remember, I am the one who drank the hemlock.
M: Yes, you decided to walk through the door.
S: Yes, and you are afraid of suicide.
M: Yes, I have a need to live a little longer.
S: Go out and make some friends like I do.
M: I will, but I want to make young friends, because they will tell the truth. They may not even know what there is about the truth that is so terribly difficult.
S: What about your routine? Let me help you tell the truth, show some of that pain and good life you are so happy to share with the world.
M: You don’t believe in writing anything, or telling anything, do you?
S: You and I are powerful individuals, we can help get the truth out there. Don’t you think?