In the beginning of James Rachels' concise text on moral philosophy, The Elements of Moral Philosophy, the author cites Socrates telling us his version of the main question, "no small matter, but how we ought to live." I like the idea of trying to sum it up. I have my own idea. I think Socrates put his own idea in such a way that his audience would be excited to take part in answering his question. Let's get down to figuring out what we should be doing. This is what he's going to say to his audience. He wants their agreement to his main ideas. But, if we look at his main ideas, and I will do this shortly, there seems to be other things that one would think he'd say. So, for example, I think a more accurate summation of his view would involve a realization that making decisions about what to do, how to live, what to be, are difficult. The wrong decision can get people hurt. The main response to this does not seem to be an enthusiastic investigation of what we can do to better make decisions, but to figure out a way to put off making any decisions whatsoever.