Platos Allegory of the Cave.

1145 Words Nov 16th, 2008 5 Pages
In Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave," Socrates tells an allegory of the hardship of understanding reality. Using metaphors Socrates compares a prisoner in an underground cave who is exploring a new strange world he never knew of to people who are trying to find a position of knowledge in reality. Through it, Plato attempts to map a man's journey through education and describes what is needed to achieve a perfect society. According to Socrates, most people tend to rely on their senses excessively and accept the world as it is appears to them in their vision as truth. So that we can liberate our souls from this mental prison, Socrates suggests that we should go through a stage that prepares ourselves for the real world and at the same time …show more content…
Most of the agents who have enjoyed success have had many years of experience and have created a client base that generates business for them on a regular basis, but this only came after many years of hard work. The most important point that I have become enlightened about in having a successful real estate career is that you have to go out and get the business yourself because the business wont necessarily come to you. When I was wrong about how difficult it was to be a success in real estate I was a captive in the cave. The prisoner that escaped the cave only to return later could be compared to an acquaintance of mine who had left the real estate game before me. When he returned he told me to leave and get a job at the company he worked for because it was becoming harder and harder for new agents to make consistent good money in this field. My reality was that if I stuck to it a little longer I would make some big money so I was irritated that he was suggesting that I leave real estate. This situation can compare to the captives still in the cave not believing what the escaped captive had seen outside the cave and wanting to kill him for challenging their reality.
The shadows on the wall were the illusion of being to be able to make a lot of money quickly in the real estate business. The