The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Economist by Xenophon:|
deceived, showing themselves that they are after all but pains tricked
out and decked with pleasures. These are they who have the dominion
over those you speak of and quite hinder them from every good and
 Or, "frivolous society."
Crit. But there are others, Socrates, who are not hindered by these
indolences--on the contrary, they have the most ardent disposition to
exert themselves, and by every means to increase their revenues; but
in spite of all, they wear out their substance and are involved in
 Or, "become involved for want of means."