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2006 December:
[ ]"zizazig-ha"
[ ]How To Wake Up In The Morning And Take On The Day Like You Mean It
[ ]Sagesse pour la vie !!
[ ]Pensées
[ ]Comment Devenir Un Astronaute Autonome
[ ]“The real outside is 'at the heart' of the inside“ - An interview with Jean-Luc Nancy
[ ]L'inutile dictionnaire essentiel des trucs inutilement utilisés par Dudu et ses copains!
[ ]Jungle is Massif
[ ]Wick-it
[ ]Paroles de sages
[ ]Conseils
[ ]Perles de sagesse
[ ]Paroles
[ ]Out of the Jungle
[ ]Montreal
[ ]Assemblage 23 - I Am The Rain
[ ]Smile
[ ]Attraction
[ ]Hey
[ ]ME AND MY STRAP ON!
[ ]people
[ ]Caring
[ ]parole déja dite!!!
[ ].....2
[ ]...!
[ ]The Santa Claws-The death of majik and trust
[ ]***
[ ]Ode au cinema: version feminine versus masculine!
2006 November:
[ ]Incongru (Chill après SSF)
[ ]Correspondance
[ ]Mmm records.
[ ]Déclaration pixellisée: version feminine vs masculine!
[ ]Mes photos !!!
[ ]my name is what .. ?!
[ ]CHEERS
[ ]Astrologie chinoise
[ ]The dj's guide to being cool
[ ]L.S.D.
[ ]rave.ca
[ ]If you have to do drugs...
[ ]hivernation
[ ]xxx
[ ]HIN!
[ ]pls donate to the narfette does southamerika fund
[ ]music when the lights go out
[ ]I am my own antithesis
[ ]vivre ta vie
[ ]*roar*
[ ]controversies in subjective psychosis a.k.a: philosophy
[ ]Allegory of the Cave - Plato
[ ]I'm still alive...
2006 October:
[ ]Noirceur
[ ]Fusion
[ ]I miss you love
[ ]The truth
[ ]Goodbye my lover
[ ]Rave chat n sounds
[ ]untouched land..
[ ]Unforseen Circumstances
[ ]Awen, Oh; Inderlude of Myth
[ ]@lterna
[ ]?
[ ]Saviour
[ ]imposture.
[ ]william,shakespeare.
[ ]Elle!
[ ]Psychoactive 3
[ ]Birth is not a diverson.
[ ]Like OMFG
[ ]défaite
[ ]The e Diet.
[ ]imagining answers
2006 September:
[ ]Divinity
[ ]tryo
[ ]Nine Inch Nails - Closer
[ ]Nine Inch Nails - The Great Below
[ ]Flash
[ ]Où est passé l'imagination?
[ ]1st Entry - "The Rundown"
[ ]Shooting Star after party (story)
[ ]Raving at Aria!
[ ]It's not dead yet
[ ]Yay I dropped a course
[ ]Starting Life Over Again...
[ ]In this one I say "fuckin'" a lot
[ ]You
[ ]Support your scene
[ ]....
[ ]The Project Mayhem
[ ]la vie...
[ ]La beauté.
[ ]...
2006 August:
[ ]Zipper (We Like The Bass Chill Story)
[ ]uuh
[ ]We Like The Bass Chill Jokes
[ ]We Like The Bass Chill Quotes
[ ]The new generation
[ ]Wet Dog (Mad Caddies)
[ ]Identity Crisis (Thrice)
[ ]Impossible (Roller Starter)
[ ]Pas juste eux autres qui peuvent avoir des aventures inter-bloggeux...
[ ]BS
[ ]Journal
[ ]schizophrenia
[ ]Incongru (Shooting Star Forever Chill Story)
[ ]Shooting Star Forever
[ ]Alone
[ ]A raver's life
[ ]Pink Floyd - Time
[ ]Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall part 3
[ ]Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
[ ]Pink Floyd - Dogs
[ ]Forest
[ ]**********
[ ]A word on relationships, friends, and betrayal
[ ]about me
[ ]Dernier week-end
[ ]without a word
[ ]Une journee vedge a Londres
[ ]Londres
[ ]If you don't love what you do, why don't you do what you love?
2006 July:
[ ]Oh putain!
[ ]2nd
[ ]First day in London
[ ]promotion, promotion, promotion
[ ]Vacances 2006
[ ]In the beginning
[ ]1#
[ ]What makes a good party
[ ]I am becoming an emokid!
[ ]The wonders of the internet
2006 June:
[ ]Djs
[ ]That new anti-smoking law.
[ ]What's wrong with the rave scene
[ ]a reason why
[ ]before sleep
[ ]Unissons-nous
[ ]Le temps
[ ]les mots
[ ]Désolé!
[ ]Mon nuage..
[ ]La terre est en guerre
[ ]sixty hour discourse
[ ]Revived
[ ]The Obscure Rambalings of a Dislexic, ADD Ridden, Irelin Syndrom, Paranoia Nut Case
[ ]The Land
2006 May:
[ ]eeEee
[ ]sleepless
[ ]Le Sourire
[ ]figée dans mon élan...depuis quand?
[ ]shaaaaaaa- naaaaaayyyyy
[ ]Y FA BEN KAKA DEHORS
[ ]twsited
[ ]please
[ ]Fear or Love
[ ]J'AI FINI
[ ]Me pardonneras-tu?
[ ]Trancelucent Productions - V/A The Ayahuaska Experience CD - OUT NOW!!!
[ ]Trancelucent Productions - OPPOSITE 0 HARD ENOUGH CD - OUT NOW!!!
[ ]Megan
2006 April:
[ ]Place
[ ]Wouah...
[ ]ATOC rocks!
[ ]La bonne facon de pensé..
[ ]Finals soon!
[ ]Etre authentique...
[ ]Amour...
[ ]preparation
[ ]l'alphabet des ravers !! lOol !
[ ]hiiiha
2006 March:
[ ]connecticut
[ ]Circus
[ ]www.galvan.org
[ ]i haev to scream
[ ]Try
[ ]blah blah
[ ]im new at this
[ ]Hardcore
[ ]Angels of the dark
[ ]Hypocrite
2006 February:
[ ]For breakfast I had a small portion of cake and...
[ ]Heilsa!
[ ]nadland---where the roads are paved with gummy bears
[ ]Marianne - Tori Amos
[ ]It is that, Just.
[ ]My inspiration
[ ]Authenticité
[ ]To You My Friend
[ ]Idee de T
[ ]J'ai mal au ventre...
[ ]comme toujours
2006 January:
[ ]AH KE ÇA VA BIEN
[ ]Juste trop de lectures
[ ]..............
[ ]L'expérimentation du grand Architecte
[ ]Game master
[ ]ouf what a year 2005
[ ]test
[ ]A song of enlightenment
[ ]My Ex
[ ]My Destroyed Life
[ ]take me down
[ ]De retour avec son kit de son
[ ]Houellebecq meets Nietzsche
[ ]puls cafe cracow poland
[ ]Déjà 10 ans de rap français... !!
[ ]the banjo consorsium on seedsound netlabel
[ ]Still a lot to knnow about ourselves!!!
[ ]day off!
Title:Allegory of the Cave - Plato
Posted On:2006-11-05 12:31:06
Posted By:» uglyposergirl
Imagine prisoners who have been chained since childhood deep inside a cave. Not only are their limbs immobilized by the chains; their heads are chained as well so that their gaze is fixed on a wall.

Behind the prisoners is an enormous fire, and between the fire and the prisoners is a raised walkway, along which shapes of various animals, plants, and other things are carried. The shapes cast shadows on the wall, which occupy the prisoners' attention. When one of the shape-carriers speaks, an echo against the wall causes the prisoners to believe that the words come from the shadows.

The prisoners engage in what appears to us to be a game - naming the shapes as they come by. This, however, is the only reality that they know, even though they are seeing merely shadows of images. They are thus conditioned to judge the quality of one another by their skill in quickly naming the shapes and dislike those who begin to play poorly.

Suppose a prisoner is released and compelled to stand up and turn around.

His eyes will be blinded by the firelight, and the shapes passing will appear less real than their shadows.

Similarly, if he is dragged up out of the cave into the sunlight, his eyes will be so blinded that he will not be able to see anything. At first, he will be able to see darker shapes such as shadows and, only later, brighter and brighter objects.

The last object he would be able to see is the sun, which, in time, he would learn to see as that object which provides the seasons and the courses of the year, presides over all things in the visible region, and is in some way the cause of all these things that he has seen.

Once enlightened, so to speak, the freed prisoner would want to return to the cave to free "his fellow bondsmen". Another problem lies in the other prisoners not wanting to be freed: descending back into the cave would require that the freed prisoner's eyes adjust again, and for a time, he would be one of the ones identifying shapes on the wall. His eyes would be swamped by the darkness, and would take time to become acclimatized. Therefore, he would not be able to identify shapes on the wall as well as the other prisoners, making it seem as if him being taken to the surface completely ruined his eyesight. The other prisoners would then not go to the surface, in fear of losing their eyesight. If someone were to try and force a prisoner to come to the surface, the prisoner would become murderous, and kill whoever tried to force him to come to the surface.

I read this allegory over a year ago for college and I feel like only now, after thinking about it in depth, as me, I finally understand.
The people chained in the cave is society. We are only able to see non-representational symbols (shadows) and most people tend to see this as reality. Light represents truth, and sometimes that truth can be overwhelming and burn your eyes... like staring into the fire will allow you to see the objects casting shadows... it's like... you have to make askew all that you know, and see complete darkness before you can finally understand. The sun is ultimate truth... and the people are afraid of it because of its intensity. Once you get out of the cave, you can choose to go back and help the others, but if they believe what they live is real, then there is no helping them. Every individual has to believe that the sun is out there... while we are chained in darkness.
I want to absorb the sun! LET'S DO IT

Listening To: Constant Struggle by Mystic Roots
Commentaires des membres
» Daf a dit @ Sat 17 Mar, 2007 @ 1:09pm
cette alégorie, en effet, est excellente. il y a tant de réponses qu'on peut y trouver. Elle a aussi ''changé'' ma vie quand je les lu et, religieusement, je la relis à toutes les années questions de ne pas oublier :) moi ce que j'ai envie, c'est d'absorber le ciel... !!