Why Nothing Is Truly Alive, And Aristotle 's Allegory Of The Cave

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Life is Your Reality
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negative, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” (Zaid K. Abdelnour) Life for mankind is a duration of time that endures many adventures. It is very subjective, because of this, life is only a concept in an individual’s mind, and is only true if they want it to be. As Descartes concluded, “I think, therefore, I am”, an individual’s perspective is their reality. Each individual’s perception of life is their reality, whether it is an adjective, a tool used for motivation, or a collaboration of daily actions our bodies do unconsciously. To confirm the conclusions made: Aristotle “On the soul”, Oscar Wide, Ferris Jabr’s article “Why Nothing is Truly Alive”, and Aristotle’s “Allegory of The Cave” will be referenced and discussed.
Throughout time individuals have labeled entities as being “full of life” or being “lively”. People use life as an adjective in our language to describe their perspective, but is life an attribute? If so, then one thing can be more alive than another. This is a good argument to keep in mind when addressing Aristotle’s understanding of the hierarchy of living things, “Plants only have a vegetative soul, animals are above plants because they have appetites, humans are above animals because it has the power of reason.” (Aristotle). He states that there are all kinds of life forms, but some are greater than others. Humans obtain a

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