allegory of the cave

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Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”

In Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" Socrates explains to Glaucon how things could be a shackle of the mind. In today’s society there are many problems we face that act as this same sort of shackle to many as well as, many of those around them in an often times, very profound and significant way of affecting them. There are many people out in our society who often times have to wonder where their next meal is going to come from, or even if there is a next meal on any given day. Alongside of this are just as many who have to worry if they have a safe and sound place to lay their or their children’s head at night. As well as those who are forced to watch helplessly as their loved ones fall in too deep depressions and even many times have to deal with the loss of their loved ones due to the unfortunate event of suicide because they cannot support their family and they just can't deal with it and handle the pressure. The criminal activity in this society, along with those it affects, is going up by the numbers right along with the rest of it. These are some of the unfortunate things in life that I have grown up dealing with and that I think no human being should be made to undeservingly endure or have to suffer through. Well this is due to the state of poverty that so many people are stricken with in today's society.
One of the many, and in my opinion, the worst debilitating effect that poverty has on us is the depression it can cause, and in many case even be so bad as to lead to suicide. It is one thing for some to lose someone that they love and care about, but many of us have lost someone due to them taking their own life. I can personally say that is one thing I have had to deal with for years now and is something that I would not wish on anyone else. It’s more than just the pain of having them gone. It is also the extra baggage that we carry on our shoulders every single day of our lives afterwards. It has been many

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