allegory of the cave

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They have never been outside of the cave or the darkness that surrounds them. They are only allowed to see what is directly in front of them. They see the shadows but do not know exactly what they are coming from. They do not know the real truth, but instead only focus on what is thrown in front of them which are the shadows...
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In the same way, the world throws many things at us that blind us from seeing what is really important. We see only what the world tells us is right, and therefore we live a lie and stay in the darkness. Plato also mentions in the allegory that some of the prisoners are freed and are able to walk out and into the light that shines into the opening of the cave...
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