Ignorance In Orwell's Allegory Of The Cave

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“The first reason for people 's slavery is our ignorance, and above all, our ignorance of ourselves.” Gurdijeff, George (p5). There are only a few things in life than damage more than ignorance does. While many of us have heard people saying “ignorance is a bliss”, however, it is just as real as “boys are stronger than girls” or “the client is always right”. Ignorance can often involve when we lack adequate exposure to multiple viewpoints, and when we allow another to think on our behalf, as can be observed in Orwell’s “1984”, as well as Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. To begin with, the notion of ignorance has existed for a long time. As defined in Cambridge Dictionary, ignorance is: “lack of knowledge, understanding, or information about something.” According to epistemology, human babies are born “Tabula rasa” (eng. Blank slate). As a result, all we know is information learned in experience or perception. As time passes, we interfere with different situations, and each one of them is an experience that enlightens us as individuals. Learning is an essential part of development and formation of personality. We learn everything, from the easiest tasks, such as eating, dressing, etc., to more complex ones, such as respect, altruism, loyalty, etc. Babies have the capacity to gather information much easier than adults do, especially the ability to learn a language. The more the baby is exposed to that certain language, faster he/she will learn it. After a

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