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Quote of the Day - Ben Franklin

  1. Kenna McHugh profile image86
    Kenna McHughposted 2 weeks ago

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    "People are best convinced by things they themselves discover."
    --Ben Franklin

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 weeks ago

    That is very true but my Mom always said “Life is too short to learn everything by experience.”

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image86
      Kenna McHughposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      What your mom said is true. Franklin is trying to say the person has to see it for themselves - what is true for you is true for you - not necessarily they need to learn from experience.  I correlate this to Plato's "Shadows on the Wall" story.

  3. threekeys profile image79
    threekeysposted 2 weeks ago

    Kenna you piqued my curiousity. What is Pluto's shadows on the wall story?

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image86
      Kenna McHughposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      I meant Plato and made the correction, sorry. Here is a reference:
      In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. All they can see is the wall of the cave. Behind them burns a fire. ... The puppeteers, who are behind the prisoners, hold up puppets that cast shadows on the wall of the cave.

  4. threekeys profile image79
    threekeysposted 2 weeks ago

    Okay....interesting. Will read up.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image86
      Kenna McHughposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Great! I'd love to hear back from you.

 
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