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  1. In the Apology of Socrates, everything is explained in some detail. He just didn't see anything so special in life that he couldn't safely leave, and behind the grave he hoped to find something pleasant and interesting.

    “…to be afraid of death is nothing but to think that you know what you don't know. After all, no one knows what death is, or whether it is not the greatest of all good things for a person, and everyone is afraid of it, as if they know for certain that it is the greatest of all evils. But isn't it the most shameful ignorance to think that you know what you don't know?”

    “I have seen many seemingly venerable people do amazing things during their trial, as if they thought that they would experience something terrible if they died; one would think that they would become immortal if you didn't kill them! “

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