He used the ring’s magic to seduce the queen, who falls into the trap and helps him eliminate the king, thus taking over the kingdom. Gyges felt that he was protected by the ring and could commit any unjust act since the ring made him invisible (Mishra & Sundeep, 294). He says that if people were given the ability to do anything with no consequences, then everybody would choose to be unjust and commit wrongful acts for their selfish desires and would not care if they are being just or unjust.
Plato views human nature as having the ability to apply our reasoning in our actions, thus overcoming appetite and desires while making rational decisions. He uses an illustration of a thirsty man to describe his concept of human nature, where the thirsty man is offered poisonous water but decides not to take it because he would die, thus controlling his desire for water. Therefore, Plato views man as a rational being who can make decisions that would achieve long-