Ancient Greeks: Plato on Political Participation
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that
you end up being governed by your inferiors.
~ Plato, The Republic
“Plato, (born c. 428/427 bce—died c. 348/347 bce), ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates (c. 470–399 bce), teacher of Aristotle (384–322 bce), and founder of the Academy, best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence.
Human nature has not changed over the millennia. The question is, do we learn from history?
We, who are mentally stable, intellectually activated, and morally sound, should be serving in politics. The weak, however, cannot discern their own ineptitude and often misguidedly throw their hat in the ring. It is not a kindness to anyone to allow them to attain office.
That’s one of my thoughts. Care to share what you are thinking?
Ancient Greek Wisdom