Phædrus is fascinated too by the description of the motive of "duty toward self " which is an almost exact translation of the Sanskrit word dharma, sometimes described as the "one" of the Hindus. Can the dharma of the Hindus and the "virtue" of the ancient Greeks be identical?
There is only one kind of person, Phædrus said, who accepts or rejects the mythos in which he lives. And the definition of that person, when he has rejected the mythos, Phædrus said, is "insane." To go outside the mythos is to become insane.
A single thought begins to grow in his mind, extracted from something he read in the dialogue Phædrus. . . . What is good, Phædrus, and what is not good... need we ask anyone to tell us these things?
I am Phædrus, that is who I am, and they are going to destroy me for speaking the Truth.