While I haven't considered myself philisophical or adhere to such situational explanations to explain the human condition, I found this topic of great musing tonight.
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Does this idea of imprisonment relate to our congnition of purpose? Can such an idea expose the shallow definition of human intuition? Have we ultimately defined fullfillment despite it?
The Allegory of the Cave points out an idea first proposed by Plato and then expanded upon by a series of dialogue between Glaucon (Plato's brother) and Socrates. Certainly an interesting insight to the possible limits of human-kind's predisposition to environmental conditioning. The notion that we are subject to illustrative definitions to define our boundaries.
Can this be indicative to our current definition of purpose? How much does the 'Keeping up with the Jonses' ' factor into this idea of imprisonment? Is our vision only limited to what is fancifully played before us? Can our curiosity reach beyond definition?
The final and most important question:
Have we as a human-race become destitute to definitions provided us?
The reason that I ask in such curiosity is that I perceive ultimate individuality is lost to definitions of obligation and the sense of wonder is stifled accordingly.