Tuesday, September 6, 2016
In what ways, if any, would you agree that our world is like a cave?
I have read Plato's Allegory of the Cave and I think it is quite an interesting metaphor for how we, as the human race, coincide with the universe. People choose to believe things from what they think they caught glimpse of and use it to form opinions about their own reality. It is almost like they don't take the time they are given to really evaluate and appreciate things to make sense of their purpose. A lot of this ignorance has to do with your perspective of the world and how you view other people's thoughts. I like to relate this argument to science because science can prove the entire universe right or wrong but people still choose to ignore it as if discoveries and further advancements haven't been made, as if the time and space weren't infinite and eternal. If people don't use the information given and proven to them, how are we supposed to thrive as a human race? In Plato's Allegory of the Cave, the philosopher was freed from the cave and came to an understanding that the shadows on the wall did not make up reality at all. He tried to explain this to the prisoners, but they did not want to believe him since they could not see it for themselves, as they were fixed to the walls of the cave. In the world today, we are given opportunity to make light of knowledge and human mattering pertaining to discoveries scientifically and even spiritually, but if we don't use the resources we are given, we can not get anywhere and we are stuck to the walls of this cave we call Earth.