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The Path To Enlightenment: Essay

1284 words - 6 pages

Philosophy has been around since the beginning of time, Plato the student of Socrates was enlightened through a story told by Socrates ‘The Allegory of the Cave’. The story was about perception of the world; This particular story reveals the true light of society. Opening one’s eyes to enlightenment is not only giving one a gift but it is also giving one a responsibility. Society is blinded for the most part. Philosophers were men of question and had a far different level of enlightenment. These men questioned everything, these men sought out the absolute truth by questioning everything. This story portrays that most people will never be truly enlightened. Most men and women have been ...view middle of the document...

If Socrates never questioned any of this the world would actually be a very dull place.
Finding the more, this is quite difficult one must break free and escape from the prison of influence. The shadows men and women view are only a reflection of the truth; it only takes a glimpse of truth to spark the mind. If one is able to catch a glimpse of the truth a deep hunger should start for more truth, the shadows will not look quite the same after seeing the truth. All it takes is a moment and perception will change. Once truth has been exposed the eyes change ever so slightly and the world seems different. Now that shadows have been exposed to be somewhat false, this new truth must be learned no longer looking at the shadows but seeing the world. This new ‘world’ is slightly different it requires more responsibility and has less tolerance for mistake. This world is a functioning operation system without this the shadows will not and do not exist. This would be considered the professional atmosphere most strive to get to this place; this place is reality

Yet this place is somewhat dull, one that has gained knowledge will question thy self and their position in this ‘world’. This ‘world’ contains more and has a deeper meaning then indulging in the bliss of ignorance; ‘shadows’. This ‘world’ is only a notch above shadows it is a part of a bigger system. That being said this world is alright it is not a terrible place, most are satisfied with this place. Although, something else more powerful is at work and this would be the control. Without the control the ‘world’ cannot and does not exist very bitter cycle. Being in the second level is nice but the third level has a lot more, this third level possess power tremendous power. Seeing this third level renders one’s senses and gives one more insight and knowledge. This third is significantly brighter.

Others can be blinded by the workforce and separation from family and friends. One that focuses only on financial gains and not the lives with one’s life is alone. This distraction is a catch twenty two money is needed to live; greed is not needed. The workforce is a form of slavery it is time consuming and distracting from life itself. Time cannot be bought nor can love or family the second level needs balance without balance one is blind and distracted.
Secondly, when entering the third level the eyes are opened even wider not blinded by this new light of knowledge but stunned. This is the time when one is able to look back and ponder their life and question thy self. This level of perception is...

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