Quote of the Day: Kindness

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Socrates Daily, we get wrapped up in fighting our own personal battles. We easily forget that people are the same as us, and have their personal battles too. We love their kind thoughts toward us when we share our battles with them. We doContinue reading “Quote of the Day: Kindness”

Is the will of the majority always right?

So we have referendums, polls, political votes, surveys, juries, committees, parliaments, and consumer groups. The majority view must prevail. We have traditions, practices, accepted beliefs, and ways of life. The status quo must prevail. But where does the truth lie and is the will of the majority always right? Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopherContinue reading “Is the will of the majority always right?”

Aristotle’s argument against democracy.

Aristotle’s argument against democracy – but was he right? Aristotle belived the best type of government was by monarchy, or, at the very least, by aristocracy. Democracy was not to be encouraged! To better understand this seemingly somewhat out-dated and extreme “right wing” view, we must look at his philosophical reasonings for his proposition. AristotleContinue reading “Aristotle’s argument against democracy.”