What is Praiseworthy?

“What is praiseworthy?” Socrates asked Voltaire

Sacrificing one’s life for another” he replied, answering the dare

“I’m not so sure” Rousseau countered with an imperious air

“It’s in the eye of the beholder,” spoke up Jean-Paul Sartre

“Who can truly say for sure?” Plato posited as he walked by

Spinoza suggested someone is praiseworthy if they don’t lie

“I think there’s plenty of room” said Hume, “to wrongly misapply”

Then all the philosophers threw up their hands asking “Why try?

Author: Dave Stancliff

Retired newspaper editor/publisher, veteran, freelance writer, blogger. Married 44 years. Independent thinker. A sense of humor. Defender of truth. Give my poems, essays and short stories a try. I look forward to meeting you.

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