The Democratic Man

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In posting blogs on this site, I acknowledge a sense of kinship with the democratic man as portrayed by Plato through the character Adeimantus, in The Republic VIII 561 (ca. 360 B.C.E.) (B. Jowett translation):

… [H]e lives from day to day indulging the appetite of hour; and sometimes he is lapped in drink and strains of the flute; then he becomes a water-drinker, and tries to get thin; then he takes a turn at gymnastics; sometimes idling and neglecting everything, then once more living the life of a philosopher; often he is busy with politics, and starts to his feet and says whatever comes into his head; and, if he is emulous of anyone who is a warrior, off he is in that direction, or of men of business, once more in that. His life has neither law nor order; and this distracted existence he terms joy and bliss and freedom; and so he goes on.

— Bill Schur, Retired Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas