4 thoughts on “Haiku: Socrates”

  1. I can see your point of view on this. However, I wrote this out of frustration regarding our current political landscape. Too many people vote with emotion instead of reason, and Socrates was the first to point out the dangers of demagoguery. It seems like we have all forgotten his lessons.

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  2. Socrates certainly wasn’t perfect, but he never compromised his own ideals – not even when his life was on the line. I think he’d be appalled at the state of affairs in the 21st century. All the world’s knowledge is at our fingertips, and yet, there isn’t any wisdom to be found. We’re so easily tricked into that tribal mentality of “us against them.” We’re governed by fear and hate instead of logic and compassion. Not much has changed since the days of warring city-states when Socrates was alive. It just happens on a much larger scale, and exponentially faster nowadays.

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