Thinking Outside the Box
I think Sartre and Plato both believed that our thinking limitations were created by us overthinking things. We are responsible for our thinking limitations, if we wanted we wouldn't have limitations. Many humans overthink things and its completely normal, for example, if you asked a calculus student and an elementary student what an even number was, the calculus student would put more thought into the question while the elementary student would give you the simplest answer possible. I really have no idea how to solve this problem because like every other human being I am susceptible to overthinking the simplest things. Teenagers are probably the most endangered by overthinking things because they are able to receive a one word text from someone and come up with a complex assumption from one word. It's AMAZING! Plato's allegory consists of prisoners stuck in a cave because of their ignorance to attain knowledge and turn away from the norm. Sartre's allegory consists of 3 people in hell arguing and overthinking the reason why they were put together; eventually they come to the assumption that hell is other people. Plato's extended metaphor is comparing the freed prisoner to someone who is open to new things and craves knowledge as well as the truth. The prisoner in the cave is compared to ignorance and darkness because of his constant resistance of being open to change. Sartre's extended metaphor is comparing people to hell because their presence and comments eventually lead to extreme annoyance with one another.