Monday, August 6, 2007


Imagine yourself in a cave with a huge fire at your back. You are physically unable to turn and look behind you. You only see dancing shadows on the wall in front of you. This is your reality. Would you be able to imagine an alternative reality, one in which there was no fire? Or no cave? Would you spend your entire life in the cave like bleating sheep or would you strive to turn around to see the fire or even to break free of the cave?

More on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave here

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