Nov 13, 2023Liked by Maxim Benjamin Smith

Thank you for this thoughtful essay and insightful points. I've had the pleasure of being part of the Phyle VIP your father organized, and have benefited by it immensely. His pride in you is obvious. Having read this essay and seen your "Gain Competency and Crush Everyone" video, I can understand why.

Incidentally, he encouraged us last month to re-read Socrates' Apology by Plato. I'm glad I did. You're an inspiration for me to keep reading (and doing more), and to push my own two sons to do the same. Here's my thoughts after reading The Apology, and I look forward to following yours on this site:


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Thank you, JD. I greatly appreciate it. Your thoughts on The Apology are very well-written, you have a very large vocabulary and precise language. I agree with your analysis of Socrates' apology. Its high time that we all seek to build and maintain a sense of righteousness. Socrates is certainly a figure who can lead us to better times.

I read The Apology right around the same time that my father sent it out to you guys in the Phyle. I didn't completely understand why he encouraged me to read it until I actually did. It is a great reminder for us all. It was good for me to read, and I'm sure it would be good for your sons. Young men need stories of men like Socrates.

Thank you for your subscription as well. It means a lot to me. If there is any way I could be of help to you please let me know.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Maxim Benjamin Smith

Thank you, Max. I may take you up on your offer to help. My sons are 18 and 22 and could certainly benefit from a conversation with you!

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