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And that you're not just creating it all as time continues? could it be possible that you're just asleep and imagining it all? Maybe you're mentally disturbed to the point where your hallucinations are so powerful you've just created the universe around you, the relationships around you, the objects. It's not entirely impossible, does anybody ever lay awake and run this through their head as well?
daaytripper daaytripper 18-21, F 21 Answers Nov 21, 2012 in Health

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hello, daaytripper <br />
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you think there is only one "reality" ?<br />
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for example, have you ever seen a colour as blue, when some else says it is purple? or purple when others say it is dark pink?<br />
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do you think there is really such a thing as blue? colours do not exist, they are wavelengths interpreted as colours by our minds.<br />
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do falling trees make a sound if there is no-one there to hear it, nope - they just disturb the air, creating waves which ears pick up and minds interpret as sounds.<br />
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if you look at the face of a clock.... you see a clock<br />
if i see only see it sideways on .... i would not recognise it as a clock.<br />
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do you believe that guns kill people?<br />
i do not.... people kill people, using guns and other tools.<br />
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that does not mean that we live in a dream or an hallucination<br />
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.......... it means that we live within unconscious constructs that are generally agreed, by the majority of the population..... there is no madness nor psychosis in understanding this. quantum theorists and philosophers are sane.... they just see reality from a different aspect.<br />
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ah..... i suddenly feel like i have just ranted at you.... ooops, sorry.... i just got caught up in trying to explain my view of reality.<br />
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like i am directing these things that i call fingers, to tap out a message that i believe will go somewhere and connect in some meaningful way, with some who is interested..... now, i wonder - do we share that reality ;-))<br />
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going now<br />
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..... need tea (i'm british) and a lie down in a dark room<br />
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.............. phew !<br />
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respecting your reality, from robbie

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yes , most of the time , i kind of think there is a large discontinuity between reality and my imagination , maybe the world we are imagining is so powerfully rendered that we are accepting it as reality , maybe we are just floating around in space , but the search for this answer will lead to total confusion

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My friend went into psychosis because he actually believed in the idea, it's fun to play around with - but there's a fine line between an idea and a delusion.

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yeah , the problem with such a idea , is that if u take it too seriously , people wont take you seriously anymore , because its a rather high order philosphical question with NO answer unfortunately

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Well I was going to answer this, but found myself in a different reality to the one I started to answer this in, and so am so confused in all reality that I don't know what to say:)

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Yup, I sure do. Then I come to the conclusion that if I were fabricating it I would have made it far, far happier and beneficial for me.

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Most people confuse reality with their collective perception of reality. Dreams and quantum physics show that "reality" is something infinitely more complex than we dream of in our philosophy. Pauli and Heisenberg, among others, insisted on a new and broader definition of reality...

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I'll need a better cleavage shot...<br />
with a bit of nip exposed... to give a clearly reasoned response :)

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The perception of reality is the realest thing that we will ever perceive.

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I'll be dead at any moment,it's just how it is,believe me i'm not that important.

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All the time... Another one, what if you're the only conscious human being, the pla<x>yer, and everyone else are just NPCs?

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My friend brought up an interesting theory the other day; that everything we can't see is not there (in theory, white space) and everything that is in our eyesight exists just in the time we view it. It's really ******* hard to put into words LOL I really hope you caught on to what I'm trying to say.
I also find myself wondering if our individual world is just a social experiment and we're the test subjects. That everyone around us: friends, peers, teachers, family etc. are simply psychologists/scientists analyzing how we handle certain situations. I know that's probably walking on the line of a delusion, though I don't believe in it, it's a fun concept to play with.

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Oh, yeah, that's another one. I actually have a story about that whole 'subject in an experiment' thing you're talking about, under Dreams. I have a recurring dream where the entire world's population or a very large group finally come out and reveal to me that all of them were doing a psychological experiment on me or that it was all a massive cruel joke.

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And about what you said, I get the idea, but why would there be any reason for things to possibly return to the way they were since the last time they were viewed/changed, how would they change without us viewing them? How would discovering things even work? How would new things even come about?

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lmao, I didn't say it made sense, it is an interesting theory though because we honestly can never know. I honestly disapprove of it because like you said, our environment changes without us being present or acknowledging it. Also when you're sitting on a chair and you can physically feel the back of it supporting your body, or when you lean against something. It was just a fun thought to play around with for the time being. I guess it all comes back to "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

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I never got why that whole tree falling thing seems so profound to so many people.. There's no reason to assume physics and nature just change based on whether we're observing or not. I'm sure if someone set up a microphone near a tree that fell with no human anywhere near to hear it they would still get a recording of it, even if no one else is there, it's not like sound exists solely to bother humans and only animals that are caught in it. It's not like cameras and recorders no longer record sound if there isn't anyone around to hear what the camera picks up. Also, about that whole feeling thing, your brain can totally lie to you about what you feel like you're feeling, that's why people with missing legs can still feel like they're wiggling their toes when the whole foot is gone.

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Yes so right now im 4yrs old sleeping in my superman pants and shirt in bed. Dreaming of my last 35yrs. Then at some point in the next few hours I will wake up and go out and play with my friends and tell them I dreamt 35yrs worth of life and even learned how to have sex AND raised kids and use things called cell phones and best of all .. I was married and then best of all I learned I was dreaming of it in the dream ... so I get to go back and do it all over again and correct my mistakes well call it "Groundhog Day" LOL

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I used to wonder about that...almost exactly that infact. Now I don't worry about it. Reality is what you make of it, and while my reality my not coincide in any exact way with anyone else's, it's my reality to live in ;-)

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It's honestly just a fun concept to play around with, however, I know a person that underwent psychosis from the very thought.

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perception is reality but it is fun to consider that we might just be a dream that something else is having and we are only as real as our minds allow us to be

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perception and reality differ in that perception is subjective and reality, by it's definition, is ob<x>jective...

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id rather research and confirm or deny than lay awake wondering

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It exists for me so thats what is important

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no because I AM

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