Values of a Beneficial Government The definition of a soul according to Webster's Dictionary is, energy, courage, spirit, fervor, affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature, inherent power or goodness. Plato says that government should reflect the soul. Your soul is innate yet it learns and thrives on education. In order to instill a perfect community upon one corrupt or injust, you must form these souls from infancy.
If you suffer your people to be ill educated and their manners corrupted from infancy and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them; what else is to be concluded but that you first make thieves and then punish them. "ÃÂ Thomas Moore To have a well-endowed community, education is the key. Without education the community would crumble causing chaos and ill-mannered temperament among the people. The more educated the individual citizens become, the more the community's general conception of good and evil rises making that community more understanding, more benevolent, and more just.
The same characteristics of the soul should be represented in government; honesty, heart, patience, and passion. The rulers must be gifted and intellectual.
The guardians must be able to keep order. Workers must be able to take orders and perform labor. " A communities character is defined by its everyday rustics; workers. They are the legs you stand on and that position demands respect."ÃÂ A persons virtues may be diversified but tolerated by all other individual citizens. In this, the community becomes well rounded. Servants are not thought as less than other citizens and this gives more respect to order enforcers. A community needs these components to flourish and survive.
In forming a just and political community, primary duties are to have soul, education, and virtues. This is done obviously by the brainwashing of private individuals instead of one general conception of a community. Brainwashing not in effect of evil but in an effort to better the whole for good will.