Essay about The Value Of A Man

1420 Words Sep 28th, 2015 6 Pages
The value of a man is not what is in his bank account, but what is in his daily actions and moral values. It is what he teaches to those around him to live off of after that said man is gone. These teachings can be either good or evil, effortless or priceless, or ride the line between the action of the fool or of the wise. One man who is seem on both sides of that line, depending on who you ask, is the great philosopher Socrates. He captivated the attention of a nation, and eventually of the intellectual world, but the question is not how, but why. Known as his signature question in debate, why is still what we ask ourselves today upon his endless success in the teaching of the newer generations. He was not a complicated man in his everyday action, he didn’t have many complex talents or ways about him that had people coming back for more. All the man did was talk, to whomever would listen to what he had to say that day. So to most the most intriguing part about Socrates in today 's day, is the age old question of why. To many others Socrates is most intriguing because of his philosophical teachings, his demeanor and personality, and most importantly, his death and how it came about. To begin with Socrates, you must start at what was the most important action in his life, what he strived for everyday, his philosophical teachings. Dr. John Lord describes it best in his studies stating that, “The useful life of Socrates was devoted, not merely to establish the grounds of…

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