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Platomade arguments, and contributions that shaped the modern society tobe what it is today. Social management is an unavoidable fact in thesociety. It is the core of leadership where skills are used andutilized to help the people in the society. Through it a lot isaccomplished without limits.

Peopleare looked at the social managers, especially those withqualifications such that all careers gain some importance here.Any society needs socialmanagement.Plato from those early days emphasised on the need for learning, andknowledge.

Platowas the founder of philosophical dialogues. He lived in the days ofclassical Greece, where he associated and contributed a lot to thetheories of management and societal issues. Once someone has theknowledge to argue le Plato then he or she has better managementskills in the society. Society must be managed by all means possiblebecause it is the centre of everything big or small. Socialmanagement comes in to save the situation of leadership. All socialmanagers therefore play a very crucial role in the society, in a verybig way especially in any culture of the world.

. Plato’s argument on ethical naturalism points out that man isasocial being. One cannot separate man from the society .The argumenton ethics goes all the way to accept that Kallipolis genealogy isnatural, and exists just like any other. The social managers, be itdoctors, accountants or lawyers must use the economic means and humanresources well in an efficient and satisfying manner, so that thepeople being managed may feel the importance and need of continuebeing managed .Plato’s contributions to the modern living isimmense. The managers must also by all means have professionalqualifications, if they are to withstand the test of time (Grube,1992).There should be no social managers without better qualifications. Itwill be suicidal to the society if the social management lacks betterqualifications. Therefore, qualifications are a must in anyleadership undertaking .Plato also accepts that society is natural,and man is the central point of it. This argument is well explainedin the Nietzsche’s genealogy of morality. He accepts that hard workis the fruits of being normal, as well as functioning. Plato seems tohave got it right, although it can also be accepted that both of themare right Morals are morals, and they really influence, as well asaffect everyone.

Theperspectives of Plato seem to have been more influenced by his mentorSocrates, and his student called Aristotle (Grube,1992).The three made great contributions on the philosophical levels of thesociety that man lives. The social organization allows only peoplewho have covered well all areas of management in their careers to bebetter managers. Otherwise it will be a total waste of time just incase someone does not understand management better. The socialmanagers are the leading employees and leaders in the society, so theneed for them is very crucial. The American culture being basicallywestern culture, it easily avoids inequality through better socialmanagement.

Freud’sargument on the psychology of the super-ego, seem to accept that egosare there, and that they can b magnified with some factors in thesociety. Society cannot do without the social managers and so do thepeople. The egos are therefore true, and influence people in manyways .The reality of being with leaders all the time unfolds, and sodo the need of social managers. No society is worth its salt withoutmanagers. Freud’s arguments at some point agree with Plato’s, butin most cases they seem to point out a lot of different issues aboutthe society, where man lives (Grube,1992)

Inorder to communicate effectively one must not only learn thestrategies, but must know how some terminologies are taken or ratherviewed by the cultural group in question.The study case aboveconfirms how Anthony who learnt English as a second language managedto be understood by his co-workers.

Inthe RepublicPlato seem to recognise that to some extent morality and ignorance gohand in hand. A person’s level ofliteracy in their first language may have a strong impact on theirability to learn another language as an adult. This is particularlyrelevant to learning to read and write as well as to speak a newlanguage .Plato does not seem to take the relationship of the soul toman lightly. He advocates clearly to the point that it can be easilyaccepted by anyone that man and the soul are inseparable. At thispint Plato seem to really succeed, but on the contrary the argumentof man and the soul is so complicated to others that the whole issueshould be left to its maker .It is from such a position that man likePlato is a mere human being can be said to have failed in some of hisarguments (Grube, 1992).

TheRepublic is a dialogue that is about Socrates, or rather Socraticdialogue. The book deals with five regimes, as well as the myth of Er.It is the most famous as well as most widely read dialogue .Herelated more on ethics and politics. The descriptions are morephilosophical such that they point on more variations. The myth ofEr, and the relation to many areas of life teaches a lot about theimportance education, especially formal education. This is moredistinguished as the analogy of the cave ,where enlighten andpolitics play crucial role. Plato pointed a lot on communication,just as one can talk about English classes in some parts of theworld. For migrants who came to in say Greece or Italy, there werenot many opportunities for them to attend to Plato’s arguments,unless they work hard. Where lessons on Plato classes were available,they were often inadequate and grouped people from many differentlanguage backgrounds and varying levels of formal educationaltogether. English classes were often unable to meet learners’needs.Outside working hours, most people spend their time with familyand friends and these were usually people of the same background andspeaking the same native language. Many migrants left behind closefamily and friends and a familiar cultural environment. Therefore, asa group they often re-created a cultural environment where they couldfeel more at home, speaking the same language .Plato had nothing tohide about some kind of communications in his book the Republic(Grube, 1992).

Platolooks closely at logic, and how t can be used to arrive at the truth,after careful thought. He seems to look, and point clearly on howjustice should be. This is crucial, especially when leaders rule.There seem to some differences on western definitions, and some otherclassical definitions of justice, and here is where Plato gets a lotof food for thought .

Platoadmits that there must be the right form of government, which rulespeople the right way .A fair government upholds justice for all, andhere s here the main democratic principles seem to emerge. By anystandard, even in 21stcentury justice should remain justice, and not anything less thanjustice.

Thephilosophical views of Plato seem to embrace many theorists andstudents of philosophy of those days. The great achievements of Platomade it possible for his observations to be accepted even today byall those who value knowledge. Plato talked a lot about theimportance of knowledge, to the very shame of those who practicesegregation in our society. Morals should be observed at all times.

Platodoes not seem to take the theory of knowledge less seriously. Hebelieves, it is in knowledge where every great thing is. Many womenstay (or stayed) at home to raise children and look after the housewhich meant that they had very little opportunity to learn, but Platoadmits that there is philosophy in everyone. Anyone can acquireknowledge the right way, especially when properly guided.

Allin all, Plato’sarguments are not always simple , they are really complex .Effectivecommunication involve use of the right words and right strategies topass the right message home. This is exactly what Plato practiced,and taught his students.Culture shapes people .It also determinesthe habits of people .No one should be blamed, by not being able tocommunicate in a different language but compromise ,through thestrategies must be followed reached in order to maintain peace andharmony ,as we break the language barriers .Plato’s broad mindednature accepts almost anything and this is a real plus .He puts toall us, at our own discretions to now the need for more knowledge.(Grube, 1992)

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