The soul, or an equivalent concept has it existed for thousands of years, along with the idea of the soul’s immortality. The ancient Greeks believed in an afterlife, meaning that the soul went somewhere after death. Believing in the immortality of the soul suggests that one should be aware of, and take care of the soul. Socrates preached the idea of the health of the soul and suggested that it is preferable to do wrong, rather than suffer it. Following this, Socrates’ faith in the immortality of the soul, justifies his saying that no harm can befall a good man.
Suffering injustice, rather than performing an injustice, sounds counterintuitive, however, when one considers the moral implications, it makes sense. Parents often tell children to treat others how you want to be treated. This is a good way of phrasing it, if you would not enjoy being pushed, do not push others. The second aspect of this, is actually suffering the injustice, not simply abstaining from injustice. When Pollus asks Socrates, “So one’d want to suffer what’s unjust rather than do it?”, Socrates responds, “I certainly wouldn’t want either, but if it had to be one or the other, I would choose suffering over what’s unjust,” (32). Doing injustice or harm, is never a positive, even if the harm was unintentional, there are still consequences, both literally, and spiritually. For example, if someone were to steal something, there are several literal consequences. A thief deprives someone of their property,