Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Living With Plato

Ailz has introduced me to on-line jig-saw puzzles. They kill a lot of time. Plato goes, "Tut, tut."  And I feel bad about killing it.

I'm arguing with Plato in my head. He says poetry is frivolous and I'm trying to convince him it isn't. Plato is a puritan; he wants to simplify life. He thinks you can make people virtuous by denying them distractions. No, no, no, I say. How can it be virtue if it's never put to the test? Simplify your own life by all means; leave other other people to make their own arrangements.

Plato+guns= Al Shabbab.

My mother was watching a celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest last night. Plato said he wouldn't want one of those in his Republic. I didn't take him up on it.
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