Romantic Freedom

Socrates did it best.

He took the test: the proper use of impressions.

Or so says, “Xenophon’s Recollections of Socrates”.

She says,”The Memorable Thoughts…” or things of Socrates by Xenophon.

He gave his guidance through oracles and divinations.

He knew himself to abstain from all vices and practice all virtues.

He loved wisdom and showed himself to those through his questions and tolerances for all those who may take offence to his reason and his actions.

He suffered those others to be a citizen of the world.

He did not take fame, fortune, or foul play.

Practice and routine and ritual made great habits of virtue for the man Socrates.

He died as he did live: wisely.

He took responsibility to be free.

He worked his entire life as a philosopher and he became free.

speak to me, socrates

Did you murder me, friend or foe?

There was a little drink of hemlock in it for me, but you suffered far worse things.

Excellent, one day I lived so well.

Why was my passion so deep for the youth?

I saw in them a potential to live a life deep in the here and now,

a chance to find a voice,

to live a good life, with fear set aside when it matters the most, and excellence in what they say and do,

don’t mock my words, read about them…

Socrates Verses Me: Life Lessons

In this dialogue, I question the way he does business. Mostly, I ask him questions to which he explains himself.

Socrates: I don’t understand why you ask all these damn questions or why you constantly bring god into it.

Me: You like to ask the question and you bring up god by going against the local one.

S: Perhaps, do you know why?

M: It seems like a good way to think and challenge the local authorities and ways. To think and be more outside the box, why are you so serious?

S: I am not, who can be that way and question god about being good and look so bad!

Me: You do look like an over weight pug nosed dog with a fat belly. But you use your image to good effect by questioning everyone you meet and everything you do. Don’t you?

S: Getting to know myself is all about those principles, I may be a little too creative but there are more than chit chats and questions about life.

M: Now I think you are trying to lead me drink that indigestible virtue: justice et all.

S: Analyze this big boy, if being a world citizen mean starting with all the things in common, why not think big with self awareness, contemplating, heroism, compassion?

M: Why virtues? You could start with having a good time, go to the Olympic Games and eat,drink and be marry.

S: If everyone wants to go and have a merrymaking, I don’t judge, but some people change and live a good life by practice and it’s their business.

M: You believe people voluntarily become good by practices of virtue?

S: It is possible. And some do it. But it is more about the practice and people.

M: How?

S: Now you are too serious. I know I am. It is a good time to lighten up and make my fair well. I have plans with the wife. And we like to spend the time merrymaking together.

M: Best regards Socrates, you seem to be destined much in your life. Happy Merrymaking!