Ethics and Morals

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
  • Survivor
  • Jersey Shore
Please write least 600 words, no fancy language. Just be simple and plenty opinons.