2360. So, what was going on in Grandmother’s mind, far from being just an insignificant event in the brain of an old schizophrenic woman, was actually the functioning of a law of nature, which can be seen in the thought processes of individuals, and in the political processes of states.
2361. Plato in his “Laws,” speculated that all cities
are at war with other cities, families with other families, and
individuals are always at war with other individuals.
2362. He goes on to conclude that individuals are always
at war with themselves, and he suggests that the greatest victory an
individual can achieve is the victory over the self. You can read it for
yourself, it is all there in the first three pages of Book 1 of the
2363. Plato was a very famous political theorists, and his ideas resonate even now, even as the form of the architecture of his age still can still be seen in endless examples of civic buildings worldwide, but regardless of how well regarded Plato’s ideas may still be, the notion that a person has to vanquish the self is just wishful, misguided thinking.