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An academic paper I'm reading mentions Plato's proposed myth (as…
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An academic paper I'm reading mentions Plato's proposed myth (as seen in Republic!) that different levels of quality in personalities originate in their different "metals". I've got bronze in me, you've got silver, let's call the whole thing off.