He was on his feet all through the day, and wherever he wen" he
taught whoever was willing to learn. So he had no time to give to his profession.
Naturally, he could not earn any money.
His wife was always angry with him. She asked him, "Why don't you
do some work, and bring money?" She often scolded him. But Socrates was always gentle
andpatient with her. There was a leather merchant in Athens. He had a son. That son came
to Socrates to learn the Truth.The merchant's father did not like it. He complained to the
king that Socrates spoiled or as we might say, corrupted young men, since he encouraged
them to ask questions.