As real world. Although there are many features

As we grow older, we begin to mature and understand why we face responsibilities in order to live a successful life. In Plato’s “Allegory of The Cave”, it explained a lot about experiencing and understanding the real world. Although there are many features in comprehending the life that we have, we gain knowledge and growth within ourselves each day. The more we are outside of the “cave”, we are living reality and encountering reality. I agree with Plato in order to live life to its fullest, we must develop ourselves from our own thoughts and knowledge to mentally grow as a person.
Plato describes living in the cave as a form of seclusion. The prisoners are forced to live in one place since they were infants. He uses the example, the “cave” being what holds us  from seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Meaning, a person must leave the cave to see what the world has in store to learn from. This can signify the idea of traveling different parts of the world and learning new cultures, meeting new people, etc.  People may have different opinions about their involvements, but this shows how important it is to gain a firsthand experience.
Continuing on with the idea of experiencing the world from our own perception, nowadays, people would rather go through other people’s experiences instead of taking the risk to learn themselves. For example, social media sites play a big role about having the perfect life. People determine what they see such in photography and/or videos as a type of judgement. The Internet creates great influence on believing in what a “perfect world” really is, but the question is what if it is all fake? With this, we should not allow social media to manipulate our understanding with the world we live in.
As infants, we are taught something new each day in order to grow through adolescence in becoming a mature grown adult. When we observe things, we ask questions and learn from the answers that are given to us. A quote in an article stated, “Any time you see something new or very special, if the thing is resting on the ground, as your examination and inspection proceeds, you find that you eventually walk around it. You desire to know the thing better by looking at it from all angles” (Popova). This means if we are not examining closely to our observations around us, this may create many flaws within ourselves and how we view the world.
With comparison to the lesson on David Hume’s, “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” this passage expresses the concept of trusting our own senses with our own personal awareness. From the reading, we learn to separate impressions as our sensory, vivid/emotional imagery. Hume stated that the only way to gain the truth is if the mind is established by sense experiences in order to gain knowledge. This is similar to Plato’s lesson because Hume began to see the world and look at life from a new angle himself, which helped him understand and appreciate how we look at reality.
Hume expresses that our notions are based from our sensory impressions, meaning how we view certain things is based on human nature to do so. “Hume argues that explaining one of the above words leads us to an understanding of the others and that, ultimately, there are more important things to focus on than words” (Shmoop). In addition, Hume was heavily influenced by John Locke’s idea that sense experiences such as thoughts, perceptions, and/or emotions is the root of producing ideas. For example, we cannot distinguish colors if we have not seen them from our own eyes. We would not be able to differentiate visually, what color is what. Therefore, if we have seen the color and begin to become familiar with it, we will have trust in ourselves with comprehending colors in the future.
The two philosophers believed in concept of having the belief of experiencing the world in a personal self-view. Though both lessons are similar in a way, they reveal the importance of experiencing the world from our own awareness and impression. From the readings, it is taught that life is a journey which one must encounter in order grow as a person. Though there will be tough obstacles along the way, both lessons imply that the only way to recognize human flourishing is if we observe reality individually and have full trust in ourselves while we do.