Socrates Allegory Of The Cave

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With knowledge, there is no limit to what we can learn. As soon as we are born, we are given all there is to know. Everything from eating and sleeping to doing math problems and driving, we all have the knowledge we need. The only suppression in us doing all of the things we already know is that we have not had that part of our knowledge revealed to us. In our heads, as soon as we are taught certain things, those doors are opened up to us. As long as we have a teacher of something, that part of our brain will become unlocked. Because of this, there are limitless and numerous variations of what we can learn, be taught, and discover. Once we are taught, we can take what we learn and run with it. Making our own observations, tinkering with ideas, inventing new things are all achievable as soon as our minds are opened to it. There are no limitations to what we learn and when we learn. All things can be attainable at any…show more content…
This also ties into Socrates’ “Allegory of the Cave”. In it, Socrates explains that if we are showed the same non-existent thing, we start to believe it. The people in the “Allegory of the Cave” are chained in a cave, facing a rock wall. The images presented on the wall are what they presume to be real. Without the proper teaching, they obviously believe what they see. There is no reasoning behind what they see because they have not garnered the correct knowledge to know what is actually real and what is fake. Socrates also explains that as soon as the chained person breaks free from their perceived reality, they begin to come up with their own ideas on what is fact and what is fiction. He says that at first, they will be blinded by the light due to living in a cave for their whole lives. This explains that they will have trouble conceiving certain ideas, but now that they are shown what else is out there to learn, their own take on knowledge is revealed to

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