in Plato’s Gorgias, Socrates makes the claim that the ability to do what seems best does not necessarily imply the ability to do what you actually want, since what you actually want at any time is what is good for you… This phrase caught my attention because this is what we are living today.

Socrates makes this argument to explain the different between the body and the mind. The body working along will control you and drew its conclusions basis of its own feelings and pleasure. That’s why the mind and the body work together. That is the reason why the body and the mind work together. He also explains the phenomenon where the mind our the body can be in the kind of condition which makes it seem to be in a good state when it really isn’t at all. Socrates think that because of this you sometimes need to do what is right for you and not what your body and mind are asking for.

In conclusion, I think that our mind and our body can often deceive us into thinking our doing an activity is the right thing to do but you need to analyze what is really going to help you complete your function. Many times in life we are going to find ourselves doing what we don’t feel pleasure doing but is going to be the thing that is going to in the future makes you happy.

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