Socrates and the Eldest

By ObservingAll. October 10th, 2010

Narrative 7. The Hospice

14. Socrates and The Eldest

13 Comments

  1. Bob says:

    The Elder and Socrates were buds? Best of Friends huh?
    If they were then Socrates was an idiot. Saul just happen to be hanging around, how wondeful, another excuse to claim the upper hand on us poor mere moratls.

    You guys take every chance to downgrade the mortal life and experience, especially the Elder, Chance is not leadership! Chance is a cowards way out.

    I am already in awe of the Elder, I am in awe of her audacity! My grandma had more wisdom and human understanding, and she didin’t even know the bi sexual Socrates.

    I have a funny feeling, me and the Elder will never be buds, how is that for a socrates moment?

    • Oxadrenals says:

      You still misunderestimate her. Also, remember that was the ancient world. Everyone was brutal by today’s standards.

      • Bob says:

        Fast foward 2000 years, and Adolf was not as butal?

        • Oxadrenals says:

          Bob: Of course he was. But Adolf is considered the incarnation of evil. Slavery at the time of Socrates was considered just fine by everyone in the civilized world. Slavery in the southern US in the 1860s was thought despicable by everyone in the civilized world, except the slaveowners. So who is more morally cuplpable: a man who owned slaves in 1860 or one who owned slaves in 500 BC?

      • C says:

        ox is right… the important presidents who help created America all had numerous affairs and taken advantages esp of minors who were black slaves and fathered illegimate child/ren. in today’s laws, that would be statutory rape with minors or acts of paedophilia.

  2. K'Rhiya says:

    There is no difference between the brutality then and know, only the way we interpret it. We still have wars, greed, and jealousy. In that nothing really has changed.

    • Whafeem says:

      If you’re non-white, non-male, and non-property owning, and you don’t think things are better for you now than they were a couple of centuries ago, then you forgot what things were like when you were young.

  3. Observer says:

    She didn’t inhale the vapors did she?

  4. K'Rhiya says:

    A poisoned body or a poisoned mind. Which would you rather have?

    • Observer says:

      If it’s a choice, then I myself would choose neither.

      Think however about an immortal recovering themselves with time…One might indulge in poisoning themselves regularly just for a change of pace. It wouldn’t matter if it were in mind or body. They would return to normal eventually.

      After all, people regularly indulge in alcohol & other drugs. It could be said those people choose to poison their minds if only a little.

  5. K'Rhiya says:

    But that IS their choice, some of us don’t have the luxury of choice. We must live either in hiding or to steal anothers life from them. There is a reason immortals do not congregate. Sure a few may band together, but on the whole immortals tend to stay away from one another.

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