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Perhaps Socrates most important gift was the ability to stay timeless However his teachings were cut short when he was sentenced to death In his speech The Apology he claimed that a good man cannot be harmed either in life or death If Socrates was right in this statement then those righteous people on earth have nothing to fear not even death Before the righteous run into traffic to see if this is true we must dissect the statement for validity First we have to look at what the definition of good is and since this paper is to be my thoughts and ideas I shall define it myself A good person is kind generous and knows what they believe in A good person cannot be harmed in life if they are truly a good person they will never do anything to harm anyone else therefore evading a good deal of backlash from enemies However this is assuming that all people are reasonable and rationale They are not this judgment being made quickly from examples in history People are able to hate with little or no reason causing even the best person harm For example a Hispanic person may be a good person but still be harmed by the prejudice against him for being Hispanic Yet should he be a good person he will be able to withstand any prejudice because he is good and strong in his beliefs These beliefs should be able to help him stand up to any hurtful enemies because his goodness gives him inner strength Should this person truly be good he should have no fear of death either Citing my own religion Christianity shows that a righteous person shall enjoy everlasting life in the kingdom of Heaven by the hand of God Most other religions in the world even believe that those good people shall move on to other realm or life where they will be rewarded for their
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