Allegory of The Cave

Plato’s Allegory of The Cave PDF

I highly suggest to anyone to read Plato’s “Allegory of The Cave.” This will help you to understand how the human mind works and how easy it is to program. Our government using the Mainstream Media is much more proficient at it and bombards the public from every angle and in every way to attempt to influence and program the way We think.

It begins in kindergarten when they begin trying to make us all fit into one neat little box and grow up to be good little wage slaves. Individuality is discouraged and uniformity is desired above all along with compliance.

What I attempt to do is encourage ALL of You to BE Who and What YOU came here to BE – Not what the government and society want to program You to Be… Lose the programming and SEE The REAL World ….

Here’s an excerpt from “Allegory of The Cave”:

The cave
SOCRATES: Imagine this: People live under the earth in a cave-like dwelling. Stretching a long way up toward the daylight is its entrance, toward which the entire cave is gathered. The people have been in
this dwelling since childhood, shackled by the legs and neck.. Thus they stay in the same place so that there is only one thing for them to look that: whatever they encounter in front of their faces. But because they are
shackled, they are unable to turn their heads around.
A fire is behind them, and there is a wall between the fire and the prisoners SOCRATES: Some light, of course, is allowed them, namely from a fire that casts its glow toward them from behind them, being above and at some distance. Between the fire and those who are shackled [i.e., behind their backs] there runs a walkway at a certain height.

Imagine that a low wall has been built the length of the walkway, like the low curtain that puppeteers put up, over which they show their puppets.

The images carried before the fire
SOCRATES: So now imagine that all along this low wall people are carrying all sorts of things that reach up higher than the wall: statues and other carvings made of stone or wood and many other artifacts that people have made. As you would expect, some are talking to each other [as they walk along] and some are silent.
GLAUCON: This is an unusual picture that you are presenting here, and these are unusual prisoners.
SOCRATES: They are very much like us humans…

Plato’s Allegory of The Cave PDF

Allegory of The Cave

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Plato’s Allegory of The Cave PDF

  1. amandaseesdreams

    The first time I read this in high school in my “Theory of Knowledge” class I completely “flipped my shit” as they say. Questioning has been an imperative ever since!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s