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“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”
- George Carlin

I love George Carlin, he is my favorite stand up comedian. He was bold, smart, hilarious, and he never failed to question society.

This is one of my favorite quotes by him because it reminds me of the message given by ” The Allegory of the Cave” which was written by Plato( though it was the teachings and ideas of Socrates). It proves how quickly a person will dismiss another as insane when they can’t understand them.

They both have similar meaning, Socrates uses the metaphor that a person is chained up his entire life staring at the wall of a cave( others also chained up along side him) and the shadows of passerbys displayed on the wall. Not knowing anything else, this becomes his ultimate reality. Except one day he is set free and leaves the cave what was once his reality becomes shattered as he slowly begans to understand the real world (although logically he would still doubt this ” new reality” as being truly real). One day he returns to the cave and tells the other slaves of what he’s seen and how they’re just staring at shadows and it isn’t real. The slaves believe he is crazy, they wouldn’t even believe that there is an ” outside the cave” and such. They don’t have the ability to understand or believe what he is saying because they are stuck in what is their only reality. (This was just a quick summary, I “recommend reading it on your own to really grasp what it’s saying).

Carlin’s explanation is much simpler and does not go into depth like Socrates’’s but I consider them both great minds and was happy to see the similarities in some of their work.

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