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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. I...
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