Socrates, a Social Deviant?

Socrates was indicted on two charges pertaining to corrupting the youth and introducing new religious or philosophical ideals. Socrates was ordered to drink hemlock as the form of his punishment. According to

Plato some souls do not leave earth because they are not worthy of leaving earth upon departure of their bodies. Socrates meant that he was going to die soon, due to his age. All the court had to do was give it time. Instead, they condemned Socrates and in return he cursed them.

Socrates believes that the silence of the oracle is great proof that his death is a good. The fact that the oracle has not interrupted Socrates in his speech and entrance into the courtroom, are all proof that death is not evil. Socrates reasoned that death is either a state of nothingness/unconsciousness or it is a state of migration from this world to another. In other words Socrates was challenging man’s idea of a heaven.

The characteristic of the soul is virtue and resembles the divine, but the actions, good or bad, and flaws/sins of the person determine virtue and divinity of the soul. Philosophy is a practice of death, because ideas and theories are tested continuously, sometimes to the disappointment of civilization. In accordance with man’s ideals an impure soul will not depart the earth, and a pure soul will migrate to another world. Those souls who have followed in gluttony, wantonness, and drunkenness will pass through asses and animals of that so Plato constitutes that pleasure and pain are examples of flaws of man kind. The reason he said this is because as the body feels all of these things the soul tries to feed off of the feelings continuously.

The soul of the philosopher will not feed off the feelings of accomplishment or failure, but rather use reason to keep them grounded. In this passage, I the relationship of the body and soul are like, peas in a pod, they continue to grow until they have over grown the pod and soon leave the pod.
After reading this passage, I relate many works of many writers I have read. None stand out as much as Whitman, Emerson, and Thoreau. They all shared the idea that Nature is a sanctified dwelling, and all man kind does is corrupt not only nature but all of man as well. I whole heartedly agree with this passage, and still firmly believe that we are in control of our outcome. It Just depends on which outcome you want.