As you enter the Academy, Athen's center of higher education, you realize you face a decision. What are you going to make your specialty? The school offers law, medicine, philosophy and public speaking, but you've narrowed it down to two options. These are philosophy and medicine.
Philosophy is a popular profession in Greece today. Philosophers are some of the most respected men in the country. However, there are many men who can't make it and up philosophizing on the streets instead of becoming famous. Still, you feel you've got what it takes to make a good philosopher.
Medicine is an emerging profession in Greece. It is wide open and you feel you could help people a lot and make a real difference in the world. However, some say that the emerging profession is just a bunch of garbage. If that was true, you could have wasted a lot of time on something that had no future.
Your parents are forcing the decision, so you've got to make your mind up now. Your future rests on this decision and you hope your decision is correct.