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Own shadow

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:05 am

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- Hi guys! I don't get the part "even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness". What does it mean in this situation?

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

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Re: Own shadow

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:50 am

The literal meaning of "Even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness" is obvious: for an object to be able to cast a shadow, it needs to be illuminated. So when you are somewhere dark there is no shadow.

The figurative significance of this statement (if any) is much less obvious, however.

Whoever came up with this meme was presumably attempting to come up with an observation whose profundity its readers would find impressive.

Some people would say that they only succeeded in creating something trite and incoherent.

I couldn't possibly comment.
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Re: Own shadow

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:43 pm

Erik : Thank you so much for your detailed answer. Have a good day.

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