On this day in 399 BC, ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death.  The charges were that he was corrupting the youth and did not believe in the gods of the time.

Socrates questioned the way things were and asked others to do the same.  He was the father of debate and cross-examining ideas.  He asked his students, including Plato, to think critically and scrutinize their lives.  Not to believe what the world was telling them without thinking in through.  He taught the idea that doing the right thing was more important than being a monetary success.  That happiness comes from the journey, not the destination. Continue reading