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Long story short:
Life on Earth is ruled by fortune, not wisdom.
Life with Life between incarnations is ruled by wisdom and excellence. That is important for old souls.
Socrates was a pious man. He cared about wisdom. In one of the Platonic dialogues, he said he would have to speak for himself in the afterlife before Apollo--a place and time before returning to Earth given one chose to return to Earth.
People speak of bad Christianity with its God that judges you after you die. What, 399 years before Christ, Socrates, in sincere piety, was cognizant of the wisdom of being responsible for one's life and society that should he, when he, passed onto another plane of existence, he would not have lived without wisdom; and, that would be a virtue.