Why are you Here V. 2.0So my big idea failed today in class. The class actually went pretty well generally, but my stratagem went nowhere. Plato's analogy of the cave likens learning to finally seeing light instead of shadow. Education, Plato argues, can lead man out of the cave and into the world of true knowledge.
I reminded them that they basically indicated that they had no reason to go to college the last time I asked. This time I asked them what they thought of the cave analogy as a good reason or bad reason to waste their youth in a classroom.
Answer: Chirp. Chirp. Chirp.