Enlightening Experiences In Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

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Enlightening Experiences Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, was written many years ago, and it is still relevant in the classroom today. The validity of the literary piece is not what is in question, but rather the agreement within Plato’s observations. Throughout the piece, Plato describes a situation of prisoners that see shadows on a wall and perceive it to be reality due to a narrow minded perception of the real world. Unfortunately, the prisoners Plato is referring to are humans in the real world, and he is making the claim that humans should not accept the reality in which we live in. Instead we should stretch personal development and bring the status quo into question. One prisoner manages to escape and realize what is truly happening …show more content…
The prisoner was blind to reality until he managed to escape and discover the truth of the situation that the shadows were an illusion to the truth. To further understand Plato’s observation of enlightenment and progression to see reality, it is imperative to first compare it to moral and intellectual development, judgment of truth, and relate it to business practices in order to fully assess the legitimacy of his observations. In the piece, Plato claims that once people reach enlightenment and find wisdom, they do not want to go back. However, he also claims that the progression to see reality takes time as learning to understand the truth of situations occurs in numerous stages. This claim comes from the fact that the prisoner was slow to recognize and become accustomed to “the upper world” because everything he knew for his entire life was a lie. This scenario is relatable in relation to the common fallacy of Santa Claus. Growing up, my parents painted a picture in my head of who Santa …show more content…
Through various incidents with Santa Claus and discovering my career path, I was able to see reality and work to find enlightenment in my own life. While I was able to see truth through firsthand experiences, businesses also strive to improve processes and increase efficiency that propel them toward development. With this being said, after analyzing Plato’s observations he made in the literary piece, I do agree with his thoughts on human behavior, moral development, and intellectual development. The underlying truths that Plato’s allegory portrays are still being lived out everyday, and I understood that upon reflection of my own

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