What ‘clicked in’ is this: I thought, “What if Plato had poor vision? [I have poor vision]. I live inside my head a lot in a world that’s far more vibrant and real seeming than the outer world much of the time.” Then if the cave prisoners are facing forward towards the shadows in the cave, what’s behind them? Their minds are behind their eyes. The outside of the cave is the inside of their minds.

What ‘clicked in’ is this: I thought, “What if Plato had poor vision? [I have poor vision]. I live inside my head a lot in a world that’s far more vibrant and real seeming than the outer world much of the time.”

Then if the cave prisoners are facing forward towards the shadows in the cave, what’s behind them?

Their minds are behind their eyes. The outside of the cave is the inside of their minds.

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