Excess generally causes reaction,
and produces a change in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

~ 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.

Building on the demonstration by Socrates that those regarded as experts in ethical matters did not have the understanding necessary for a good human life, Plato introduced the idea that their mistakes were due to their not engaging properly with a class of entities he called forms, chief examples of which were Justice, Beauty, and Equality.” ~ Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Human nature has not changed over the millennia. The question is, do we learn from history?

The pendulum seeks balance. A reaction to excess that sends the pendulum swinging back is a saving grace.

That’s one of my thoughts. Care to share what you are thinking?


Ancient Greek Wisdom 

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