- When you say or write anything about other people—be it your neighbor or the President of the Galaxy,—are you ready to repeat it to their face?
- Will you repeat it in front of a shooting squad?
- If you are offered a position with the Rulers, how will your ideas of right and wrong change?
What to expect:
Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, wants to marry Aristides’ daughter. Aristides says he’d rather see his daughter dead than a wife of a tyrant. On having all Aristides’ children killed, Dionysius asks whether Aristides regrets his words. The answer is: “While I grieve what your cruelty did to me, I stand by my words.”
Can you do this? Do you consider close ties with the Elite worse than death?
(This post can be read as an extension of that post.)