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Even after thousands of years Plato and Socrates teachings are as valid in today communities as it was in their times Plato left us a blueprint etch in stone in becoming an idealistic human being and righteous community Through Crito Apology and the Republic Plato reveals that even though the unjust ideals may be enticing it will bring a just happiness In book VII of The Republic Socrates speaks with Glaucon about the analogy of The Cave This analogy represents humanity as being ignorant and uneducated Unable to conceptualize or understand beyond what can be seen People in the Cave were unable to see anything except the images made that are cast against the wall which for the most part are false This is their reality Socrates teaches that one must realize the falseness of the shadows and turn to search for the truth One must question the traditions of the community to seek knowledge I can relate this to the community I grew up It was a community that didnt believe in education as an important tool to success I would see generation after generation of people who would continue the same blindness and not realizing the truth in knowledge I was one of the few who wanted more than what the cave offered I knew there was more than what was in my community So I left my community studied how other communities achieved success that I was searching Socrates also teaches that the ones who do find knowledge out of the cave must return and inform them of what you have seen and what reality really is In my experience I have done such thing by returning to my community and letting family friends and acquaintances know of the fallacy we are living in I would inform them of a better life outside of the cave that is my community Socrates teaches us the goal of a philosopher
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