Plato's Allegory of the Cave

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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Post  CicelyS on Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:35 am

The story of Allegory of the cave goes like this:

A line of prisoners were chained to chairs in a cave for most of their lives. They could only see what was right in front of them and every night, figured would appear on the walls of the cave. Since this was all these prisoners knew, they thought this was what life was like. One day, on of the prisoners was let loose and he saw the real world and knew that the figures were actually shadows from a fire that the prisoners couldn't see and people held up objects in front on the fire so the shadows would dance along the walls. When he returned to the cave he told his fellow prisoners what happened, they called him crazy and wouldn;t believe him.

This story goes to show that what we are used to is not always the truth and just because you don't believe in something doesn't mean it isn't the truth. You have to keep your mind open and always accept other peoples stories whether or not you personally believe them. Because something sounds fake, doesn't mean it is.
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Re: Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Post  Vasilisa on Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:50 pm

Some people just don't want to know the truth because they are used to what they have and they are just scared to see another side of a penny.

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