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The main difference between Socrates and Thoreau was the their views on the relationship between people and government Socrates believed that the people are work for the government They are supposed to obey the orders of the government and serve the government to the best of their abilities On the contrary Thoreau believed that the people shouldnt do everything the government says He thought that the government did only bad things such as slavery and wars and that people didnt need government Socrates believed that the government made peoples lives better more ordered and civilized Thoreau thought the government took things away from the people In my opinion both of these philosophies worked under the special circumstances that Socrates and Thoreau were in however neither would work in todays American society Socrates lived under the democratic Athenian government which was the first democratic society in the history of mankind In order for this new system to work the people fully supported the government and did everything for the good of the society Socrates philosophies fit these circumstances perfectly In todays society Socrates philosophies would be viewed as ridiculous ideas Because of all the scientific and economic developments people no longer just focus on making a living and nothing else People have time to read newspapers find out about what the government is doing and think about whether the things that are going on are right In another word nobody would just blindly follow the government When they feel that the government is doing something to the detriment of the people they would make their voices heard and try to get it corrected Also people nowadays are not doing whats best for the society They usually do whats best for them People no longer feel obligated to obey the government and do whats best for the society Thoreau was born in the early 1800s in a poor family He went through the whole slavery thing and
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