“To do nothing is also a good remedy.” Hippocrates

The Big Idea: Children confront problems everyday. Some are small like how to study for an exam or get a ride to school, and some large like how to support their friends who are in unhealthy relationships. All of these problems involve the choice of whether to intervene or do nothing and let the situation play itself out. This choice is always hard because we never really know the future and must rely on our instincts in the moment.

Claim: According to famous Greek physician Hippocrates sometimes the best way to solve a problem is not to intervene. Let the problem resolve itself.

Counterclaim: But sometimes intervention is necessary to solve problems because people are unable or unwilling to do it themselves.

Essential Question: How do we know when we should intervene to solve problems?

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2 thoughts on ““To do nothing is also a good remedy.” Hippocrates

  1. ivsd13

    Dn, I miss throwing out questions like this and seeing the eyes light up as kids take them and run with them. Keep up the good work. Who knows what lies ahead for all of us in these upcoming crucial months in the history of the world. Ron

    On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 6:50 AM Socrates Questions wrote:

    > Dan Fouts posted: ” The Big Idea: Children confront problems everyday. > Some are small like how to study for an exam or get a ride to school, and > some large like how to support their friends who are in unhealthy > relationships. All of these problems involve the choice of whe” >

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    1. Dan Fouts Post author

      Yes Ron. Who knows? We don’t have a solidified plan just yet on going back to school in the fall, let alone know what our profession is going to look like moving forward.

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