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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, most of the posts in this one have made sense. Sure, some of them contradict each other, but they all pretty much say the same thing. How do we know if reality is real?

To me, there are a few "realities".
1. "Awake": Most commonly believed to be "reality"
2. "Asleep/Dreaming"
3. "Daydreaming/imagination"
4. Any state in which you experience something that is not real by the common definition, aka anything but the "awake" state.

My point is, even though we percieve the "awake" state as "reality," any of the ones I listed could be the true "reality". There's just no way for us to know. What if all of them are real? Or none? If nothing truely exists, and it;'s all just a big cosmic dream, then who's having the dream? As for God, I think that if you believe in a certain God, he exists, at least to you.. After all, isn't "reality" just what you percieve and choose to believe?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If everything that's around me is a figment of my mind, MAN im creative.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: what if everything is just a figment of our mind? Reply with quote

Craze_aka_Everblight wrote:
ive always wondered this what if everything is just a figment of our mind and everyone we know isnt real. and are there other people than just us? are we even people? maybe we are just a floating brain what m i even talking about? what would this be like if i was stoned?


I'm not sure...we could as well be what people of another "reality" call aliens or a legend or make-believe. I've wondered why I didn't just wake up one day and be a completely different person in a completely different world.
I mean, if the world is the way science says it is...then it doesn't make sense. Just a bunch of planets that revolve around a star, and a bunch like that spread out in places we can never reach, only know they are there. What the point of all that space then? We might as well have the Solar System be the whole universe. I guess I'm rambling now...
If anyone understood that, I'd like know what you think.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you think you think everything was created by your mind and that you are the only thing that exists it is called SOLIPSISM. Here is a link to its page on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solipsism[/url]
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its also a form of paranoia that most people get at one point or another.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow i cant belive this topic is alive. i started it so long ago.i cant believe i was ever actually thinking that much. i just have always wondered that. but i just feel like when i want bad thigns to happen they do and when i want good things to happen they happen. it just seems as though my wants are accomplished without even trying to make things good or bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you are talking about bad things happening to other people and the same for good then its not just you want it so thats how it is its you're expecting it and so instead of looking at the good that happened that day you look at the bad and vice versa.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah kinda...i just look at what has happend and realize thats what i wanted to hapen. i think thats what you meant im a little tired right now its 1 am
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats pretty much what I meant. Also don't complain about being tired to an insomniac.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm...there's a thing i heard was that if you wake up, had a good sleep, happy, you give of positive energy to the world and your whole day would be good too and if you really focus on something you want + positive energy everyday, you'll get it. try it, it works for me...^^
everyone has a different view of reality, you can beleive whatever you want note that some may think your insane lol
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: I've Thought of That, Too Reply with quote

Wow! I had never heard of anyone else who mentioned this thought! I've pondered the same thing!

The thing that gives this creepy thought a real edge is that the only one that you've been is you. Yourself is the only self you know. The only person you've experienced, been inside feeling that is real.

However, there are many different "what if"s that you can bring up on probably about any topic, so I just shrug it off and go with the notion that everyone is real.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At time I have felt the way that you have but when I read what you said we can't possibly be a floating brain because a brain is just one organ, but our bodies are filled with varities of different organs.

P.S if I am wrong just edit it with your post!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If everything really is fake, then how would we be having this conversation?

But you have a point, though. I've often thought about if what I see is what everyone else sees. Like, if I switched bodies for one day with my best friend, would I still see things the same way?

Or is the whole possibility of switching bodies itself a complete figment of my imagination (planted in there from TV, which, come to think of it, might be ANOTHER figment.)? Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol.."what if this is like not real maaaaaaan... like we're all just floating brains" they should rename this from philisophical to stoner section.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it amusing that you think you guys are being really original and out there with your little "what if it's all fake" idea when this concept, which is called Idealism, has been around for ages. It can neither be proved or disproved, no point in arguing over it.

If it's fake, you CAN be having this conversation, because what everyone is saying in response to your post is just something created by your mind. In other words, the only being who exists is you and nobody else.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

._. good point.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

setzaroth wrote:
lol.."what if this is like not real maaaaaaan... like we're all just floating brains" they should rename this from philisophical to stoner section.. Laughing

I agree
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London wrote:
I find it amusing that you think you guys are being really original and out there with your little "what if it's all fake" idea when this concept, which is called Idealism, has been around for ages.


Really? I didn't know that.

London wrote:
It can neither be proved or disproved, no point in arguing over it.


Myself, I'm not trying to argue it; just to ponder it a little.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha still on first page nukkah. sorry had to say it ._.

and you've all made really interesting points.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London wrote:
I find it amusing that you think you guys are being really original and out there with your little "what if it's all fake" idea when this concept, which is called Idealism, has been around for ages. It can neither be proved or disproved, no point in arguing over it.

If it's fake, you CAN be having this conversation, because what everyone is saying in response to your post is just something created by your mind. In other words, the only being who exists is you and nobody else.



of course that still leaves the question of what created you and what created your creator and so forth and so on.therefor life is an utter and absolute irrational fluke that.........you get my point ie nothing exists. and mods? im gonna want those socks back someday...
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