On gadflys - of which some of us PAD-CO folks have been accused of being.
further, about Socrates:
But perhaps the most historically accurate of Socrates' offenses to the city was his position as a social and moral critic. Rather than upholding a status quo and accepting the development of what he perceived as immorality within his region, Socrates questioned the collective notion of "might makes right" that he felt was common in Greece during this period. Plato refers to Socrates as the "gadfly" of the state (as the gadfly stings the horse into action, so Socrates stung various Athenians), insofar as he irritated some people with considerations of justice and the pursuit of goodness. His attempts to improve the Athenians' sense of justice may have been the source of his execution.
Do all gadflys have to die in the execution of their efforts?
Denver C. Fox, Ed.D.
Moderaotr, PAD-CO (Parents of Adults with disabilities in Colorado) and IssuesPAD-CO
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