PL201 Introduction to Philosophy 1 Discussion "Socrates's Philosophical Life"

Near the end of our excerpt, Socrates passionately assets “And therefore, Athenians, I say…whether you acquit me or not, I shall not change my way of life; no, not if I have to die for it many times” (p. 34).
What exactly is the philosophical way of life that Socrates cares so much about, and why exactly does he think it is so important that he maintain that way of life? post should be 75-150 words in length