The cave is the world The fetters are the imagination The shadows of ourselves are the passive states which we know by introspection. The learned in the cave are those who possess empirical forms of knowledge (who know how to make predictions, the doctors who know how to cure people by using empirical methods, those who know what is going on, etc.). Their knowledge is nothing but a shadow. Education, he says, is, according to the generally accepted view of it, nothing but the forcing of thoughts into the minds of children. For, says Plato, each person has within himself the ability to think. If one does not understand, this is because one is held by the fetters. Whenever the soul is bound by the fetters of suffering, pleasure, etc. it is unable to contemplate through its own intelligence the unchanging patterns of things. No doubt, there are mathematicians in the cave, but their attention is given to honors, rivalries, competition, etc. If anyone is not able to understand the unchanging patterns of things, that is not due to a lack of intelligence; it is due to a lack of moral stamina. *Wandugu wapenzi, ikiwa imebaki siku moja tu kabla ya uchaguzi wa Taifa, nawaombeni tujaribu kwa kadri ya uwezo wetu kuwahamasisha watanzania wenzetu kwenda kupiga kura. Nimetumia hiyo allegory ya PLATO kama mfano wa kuonyesha kwamba sisi ambao tayari tumeishaona mwanga, tunajukumu kubwa la kwenda kuwamhamasisha wenzetu ili watumie haki yao ya kiraia ya kupiga kura. Tutoke nyuma ya Computer screen ili tukawahamasishe wananchi, haswa vijana na wakina mama, ambao ndio wanaokabiliwa na matatizo mengi yanayoletwa na viongozi wabovu. Tukumbuke kwamba sisi ndio the Civil Society ya nchi yetu, na hivyo tunajukumu kubwa la kuwaamsha wale ambao aidha wamekata tamaa au hawaoni umuhimu wowote wa kupiga kura, kwamba hii ndio nafasi ya pekee ya kuleta mabadiliko ndani ya nchi yao. Sio kazi kubwa sana; Tuanzie majumbani mwetu (haswa wale walio karibu nasi),halafu majirani zetu, kwenye makundi ya vibarazani, na kwenye kona ambapo vijana wengi wasio na kazi hupendelea kukusanyika. "Penye Udhia, Penyeza Rupia." Kama unauwezo, basi penyeza rupia ili kuwahamasisha wale walio karibu nawe ili wakapige kura ili kumchagua mgombea wa chama chochote wanachopendelea. Tuwakumbushe wenzetu kwamba kama haupigi kura, basi usulalamike. (NO VOTE, NO GRUMBLE).