The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Republic by Plato:|
whole body against attacks from without; the one counselling, and the other
fighting under his leader, and courageously executing his commands and
And he is to be deemed courageous whose spirit retains in pleasure and in
pain the commands of reason about what he ought or ought not to fear?
Right, he replied.
And him we call wise who has in him that little part which rules, and which
proclaims these commands; that part too being supposed to have a knowledge
of what is for the interest of each of the three parts and of the whole?