The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Alcibiades I by Plato:|
ALCIBIADES: I will grant anything you like, in the hope of hearing what
more you have to say.
SOCRATES: You do, then, mean, as I was saying, to come forward in a little
while in the character of an adviser of the Athenians? And suppose that
when you are ascending the bema, I pull you by the sleeve and say,
Alcibiades, you are getting up to advise the Athenians--do you know the
matter about which they are going to deliberate, better than they?--How
would you answer?
ALCIBIADES: I should reply, that I was going to advise them about a matter
which I do know better than they.
SOCRATES: Then you are a good adviser about the things which you know?