In the Euthyphro a friend of Socrates is suing his father for murder of an indentured servant, when he killed a slave his fathered ordered him to be bound and thrown in a ditch until a messenger came back with what he should do. He died before the messenger returned, and Euthyphro is charging him for murder even t...
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... debit collectors, who buy off your debt for around 50 dollars and consistently hound you via email, phone calls, letters, and even begin calling family and neighbors. People literally kill themselves, because their debt is too much, can no longer deal with the calls and decide to end it. Then the debit collectors can go to sleep happily knowing they turned a profit by bleeding a person dry while they’re already down on their luck.
Americans are greedy some unintentionally, only trying to provide the best life for their family, however those who already have a lot just keep wanting more and more throwing each other under the bus just for profits. Americans live unfulfilling lives because they do not search for who they are, but merely how much can I make. It is for this reason why Socrates wouldn’t approve of contemporary American capitalistic culture, and society.
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