Wednesday, May 5, 2010
vol. 2, number 14, Plato's cave
The allegory of the cave. So, you're stuck in a place where your sight is limited to a shadow of reality. A two dimensional and incomplete version of things. Suppose someone tells you of how much more there is to see, because they have been out of the cave. They have seen the light, as it were. You angrily reject these strange ideas even when forced to experience something novel. But then who says what the layers of reality are. Even those pushing you could be stuck in their own delusion. That's right, I'm telling you we are all cactus shadows, dammit!