Dr. Heidegger's experiment What can you learn from the story, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment that might be considered a fact of life ?

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The overwhelming moral of this allegory is that we seem doomed to repeat our mistakes. The hypothetical situation that this brilliant story presents us with is as follows: if we are given the chance to repeat our earlier lives, will we be able to apply the wisdom and reflection that we have gained through maturity and growing old to enable us to avoid the pitfalls of our youth? The behaviour of the four guests of Dr. Heidegger clearly display the negative answer to this question.

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