The Allegory of the Cave

“Take the following parable of education and ignorance as a picture of the condition of our nature” (Rouse 312).

In life you must have an open mind about everything. The reason why people must have an open mind about everything is because we all have a different goal in life and in order to learn from each other we must think openly. The world offers a variety of opportunities to change the way we think, therefore we must gain knowledge from each experience. Everywhere we go we enter a different cave. We join with different groups of people that teach us different things. People follow religions that may serve a different God, practice different rituals and read a different bible. We ...

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the cave. This is a negative aspect about living in ignorance, because due to the fact that people act with such hostility towards people that think different from them, they stay in their own cave and decide not to look towards the light outside the cave. Nevertheless, we must be open to people outside the cave in order to learn new things, therefore we must look for the light that shines into the cave to escape darkness. The above quote reflects the opposition of people in nature. Those, who are wise and those who are ignorant tend to bump heads because of their different beliefs. Certainly, this is a positive aspect of living in a cave because when we see a light inside the cave we tend to know more rightly; we each have our own beliefs of life but we also must learn from each other. We learn different views of religion, customs, and we learn to be open to people who live outside our own cave when we decide to escape the cave; we are no longer ...

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