The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lysis by Plato:|
Then, even if evil perishes, the desires which are neither good nor evil
Clearly they will.
And must not a man love that which he desires and affects?
Then, even if evil perishes, there may still remain some elements of love
But not if evil is the cause of friendship: for in that case nothing will
be the friend of any other thing after the destruction of evil; for the
effect cannot remain when the cause is destroyed.