So basically from the last ToK lesson, I realised that math was real… and nothing else really was? Okay, the Plato story was quite interesting, and I found it quite enjoyable. But honestly, I dont really get the link between math and being outside the cave. Does this mean that everything else is inside the cave? Does this then mean that what’s inside the cave are just illusions of sorts? I think this seems a little presumptious.
Yes, I get that math is important to a certain extent. I used to think that math seems to be a certainty. Where if we went by normal conventions, 1+1=2. But I guess there’s nothing normal anymore. Anything can change. When things change, nothing’s quite the same and certain anymore. Why study if nothing’s certain. Imagine if we went into the examination thinking that the questions in the math paper were set based on a spherical space, but the teacher wrote the same questions based on a single flat plane basis. All our answers would be wrong but correct at the same time.
Sheesh, it’s all so confusing.