First, it is not rational to fear death because we don’t really know what death is. Socrates states, “death may not in fact prove the greatest of all blessings for mankind; but people fear it as if they knew it for certain to be the greatest of evil”. I agree with Socrates that we don’t know what death is, and it is possible for death to be a good thing. There is not a definite answer to what death feels like or what happens after you die. Even when we ask people about death, we are going to get infinite ideas about death. If we do not know about death then why fear something we do not know. We also cannot decide whether death is actually considered “evil”. There are many circumstances that people may thin...
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...p from here to another place, and if it is true, as we are told, that all of the dead do indeed exist in that other place, why then gentlemen of the jury, what could be a greater blessing than that?” 41a. I agree with Socrates that if after we die we get to make a trip somewhere else then it will be a good thing. We would have a second chance at life, and we can fix the mistakes we make.
However, one may say that if we all end up in this same place then wouldn’t we be living the same life on earth than what is the point of being a good person. If we
In conclusion, if we are rational we should not fear death because if we live the life we want to then we should not worry about the day we die. If we think everyday about whether today is the day we die, then we are never going to live a fulfilling life because we are going to worry about what is going to happen.
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