I Often Question What Is Real

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    I Often Question What Is Real.

      It happened one night when I was walking back from class.  The weather was fair enough that my mind hadn't been preoccupied with the whining of my body. Because I live close to the city the night sky was bare; the stars were obscured by the light surrounding me. ...
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    2 Responses Jan 12, 2009

    Especially in populated areas like at school,

    the voices make it hard to determine who is really talking to me
    WatchOutItsKyle WatchOutItsKyle
    18-21, M
    Feb 17, 2014

    What is real? How do you define 'real'?

    If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. ~The Matrix~
    minisuko minisuko
    31-35, F
    Jan 23, 2016

    My Songs Have Been Published!

    I wrote several popular songs that have been recorded.  They were taken from me (how?).  I have not been given any credit.  But here goes: I wrong "Angel," "Hole In The World," "Don't Know Why," and several others. I know that...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2009


    We have senses that allow us to see a small glimpse of the "outside world".  Phenomonology sort of says that what is outside us is inside us, in the mind.  But we dont get the complete picture, so we can never actually be said to see "what is real"...
    Deadweezyl Deadweezyl
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2008

    My life hasn't always been the perfect one,

    I'm not complaining,I'm just saying I'm different. I'm not adapt for this world, all that happens around me I cry and suffer in sadness.. my empathy is huge and sometimes I feel like I'm getting eaten by the world, I'm an intelligent, smart, funny very limited person. Why others...
    solitalis solitalis
    Jan 2, 2016

    One of my favorite movies is the Matrix of

    course. I except what I see, or encounter, because I am expecting to wake up. Like Plato's allegory of the Cave we perceive shadows as reality. Science has begun to scratch the surface as to what kind of reality we really live in (exp. experiments being conducted at CERN...
    minisuko minisuko
    31-35, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    I've Done This For A Long Time...

    I've done this for a very long time. I remember doing this when I was maybe eight or nine. I still do this a lot, especially when I was having depersonalization/derealization problems. I still have dp/dr problems, but I haven't let them bother me as much lately. Sometimes I...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2013


    How do we know it is real? Our senses? How do we know they are correct - or even real for that matter. Sometimes I feel that the universe is far different than the vast majority of people believe it to be. I have had waking moments that did not seem real, dreams that...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    What Is Real?

    Are we dreaming, is this all a dream. Do any of us exist? Are we a figment of someone, something else's imagination? Sometimes, I will experience what can only be described of as a moment of unembodiement. It is as if I am looking at myself from a distance, examining me. When I...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger
    22-25, M
    13 Responses Dec 14, 2007


    Sometimes I feel that I am in a dream or living inside something or someone's thoughts. I often find myself wondering if I am really alive, if I am really experiencing what I am experiencing. I can picture myself as a figment of someone's imagination, or even the entire universe...
    LiquidNight LiquidNight
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    And Sometimes I Find That R...

    And sometimes I find that realness itself is too good to be true. And that you can only be as real as being true to yourself, if you're honest to yourself then that is real enough.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2009

    Is This An Illusion

    This is to good to be true.. When Am I going to wake up and Realize all this is Just my Dreams.. Did I really Fall In Love or Am I dreaming? Is this my Life? God it's so damn Confusing Everything seems unreal. I ask question myself to much on This Crazy *** world. When I do Fall...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 27, 2008

    Am I the Reflection Or the Mirror?

    Life makes me wonder.. Is this real? Are my senses true, or are they just what my mind wants them to be? Am I awake? Dreaming?  Am I someone elses nightmare, or creation, or figment of thought? I dance through this world wondering, thinking, imagining.. I walk through my...
    kittenoftheblade kittenoftheblade
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    Think For Yourself, Question Reality:

    Reality... a rather amusing concept seeing as no one can actually define it with any certainty. So much of what we believe to be real, is actually just our perceptions and analyses of the sensory input we receive. We can only ever know that which can be interpreted by our...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2014


    Often,I question,What's real?These days,Sometimes hard to tell,The tricks people do,With images,I know,I do it too!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 28, 2012

    Allot of Things Factor Into It For Me

     My parents where spiritualists so I was raised believing this is only temporary and none of this is real. Along with random bouts of insomnia and the endless strings of coincidences, deja vou and the like is enough to drive a person up the wall. I had a month where I was...
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    1 Response Jun 19, 2008

    Memories Or Dreams

    I have a really bad memory and I don't remember much anyways, but I'm never sure if what I remember is real or not because multiple times, I've realized that something I thought was a memory was really just a dream. I never thought that I remembered my dreams, but I guess my...
    twodots twodots
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2013

    All the World's a Stage

    I often feel like I'm in a situation similar to the movie "The Truman Show."  I'm always the odd man out.  So maybe I'm set up in something.  Maybe everyone else in this "world," or whatever it actually is, are all examining me for something...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Feb 8, 2008

    I Often Wonder....

    What if I'm the only one that's really here, and you are all a construct of my mind?  The Matrix REALLY hit a nerve with me too.
    pilotjess pilotjess
    36-40, F
    Jun 20, 2008


    Thanks to The Matrix. Before that I don't think I really did question what was real. But after watching The Matrix I have started to seek out theories and different thoughts about reality, especially in TV shows and films. I love Serial Experiments Lain (it's an anime if you...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2009

    Perception and Reality...

    Wow, what a great topic. After briefly perusing a few of the stories here, I have to say many of these experiences are very familiar to me. As our intrepid founder has noted, very few things make my waking hours any more "real" than the realms I explore while asleep...
    thedimmestbulb thedimmestbulb
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008

    Especially My Life

    This isn't it is it?  This is all there is?  S hit someone wake me up!! 
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2008
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