I taught few hours of Plato´s philosophy for some high school students this week. The very basics of the subject: Historical and cultural context where Socrates and his pupil Plato operated and formulated their philosophy in. I combined The Matrix with the allegory of the cave in order to dig into Plato´s views on the hierarchy of being, the eternal forms, the nature and object of knowledge and belief, the general human condition. Also often very misunderstood topic of love in Plato´s philosophy was covered.
Later, while reflecting on the classes taught, I had a moment in the upper floors of my house of consciousness. For the first time in my life I had taken part in the act of passing the socratic spark to the next generation in a formal public schooling system. Becoming a chain in this link that reaches over 2300 years back in time felt noble. I wish those young minds got some sparks during those lessons towards remembering themselves in relation to the eternal ideas in the spirit of Meno. It all worked well for me that way. Aletheia - gnôti sauton!