1. Socrates, devoted to truth and reason, died when he was presented with a choice of philosophy or death. Henry David Thoreau was a more modern day version of Socrates. He also believed in the importance of listening to your conscience and went so far as to say that the conscience was a higher law than that of the government. Would both men end up in jail today, or do you think they would be revered leaders of their countries?
2. Is Suicide a sin?
3. Let’s have some fun with Socrates and Thoreau. Pick one, bring him into the present day and tell me about his experiences on a reality TV show. Here are some suggestions:
- The Apprentice
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
- The Amazing Race
- America’s Got Talent
- The Simple Life
- Jersey Shore