Throw Away Your Assumptions

Plato’s famous allegory of the cave is a powerful analogy for understanding the effect assumptions have on our lives. The myth resolves around prisoners chained inside a cave. Behind them is a fire, and other people walk inform of that fire, which creates shadows. The prisoners are unable to see these other people, and can only see the shadows.

For these prisoners, it is only these shadows that comprise reality. They don’t know that the shadows are really reflections of people ...

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