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Is anything real?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lady Crimson, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Lady Crimson

    Lady Crimson credo quia absurdum

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    I often ask myself that question...Why am I me? Why am I not someone else? Probably because then I would ask myself the same question...What if everything in our daily life is just a thing of our imagination?...have you ever asked yourself these questions?
     
  2. Pussyfoot Mouse

    Pussyfoot Mouse Super Mom

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    What if you are a butterfly dreaming that you are a human.
     
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  3. huajiro

    huajiro Well-Known Member

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    That is the first time I have heard anyone else say that besides me. I have had moments when I was somewhere important, and it is as if I step out of myself and wonder if I am really there, if I really exist, etc. Unfortunately, it is usually in a moment when I shouldn't be thinking such things. :)
     
  4. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    What you are thinking is 'Solipsism' (a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing)

    I think its something we have probabky all thought at one time or another.......:)
     
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  5. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    I ask myself that almost everyday. Maybe life is a dream and when we die we wake up as something completly different.
     
  6. Valjean

    Valjean Veteran Member
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    You're not alone, LadyCrimson. This is the most fundamental tenet of many of the "Eastern" religions.

    A billion Hindus and Buddhist cant be wrong! ;)
     
  7. Engyo

    Engyo Prince of Dorkness!

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    Seyorni, you beat me to it!
     
  8. Lady Crimson

    Lady Crimson credo quia absurdum

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    That is very interesting, Michel!

    True, true! :p
     
  9. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    All I can say is that if I am the only one around, I have a pretty vivid imagination! - not to mention a strange sense of humour!:biglaugh:
     
  10. Watcher

    Watcher The Gunslinger

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    It's all Maya.....

    You should look into Jed Mckenna's books:D
     
  11. anders

    anders Well-Known Member

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    The butterfly thing is Daoism (Zhuang Zi).
    Solipsism is only partially correct. Go all the way: I can't even be sure that I exist - I'm probably only the imagination/dream of some crazy whoknowswhat.
     
  12. Xaero4

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    Ya...everyday.....and ever since I seen the Matrix.
     
  13. Zephyr

    Zephyr Moved on

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    Of course evrything is real! Why else would I be too lazy to question it?
     
  14. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    I was thinking weird life possibilities before the Matrix. But it is very possible we are trapped in The Matrix, because only the highly successful and powerful become aware of it. Unless something goes wrong.
     
  15. Quoth The Raven

    Quoth The Raven Half Arsed Muse

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    I used to wonder sometimes whether I was just dreaming my life and I'd wake up and still be 6. haven't thought about that for ages.
     
  16. Crystallas

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    I wonder if I have an alternate life when Im asleep. I wonder if in my other life, do I try to remember what my dreams were, and if they were the same as my present life. Then I wonder if the days I sleep 14 hours or some crazy amount means that my other life was awake for that amount of time. Or when Im awake for days at a time, does my other life sleep for days at a time.

    Far fetched, but Im being honest... this theory makes me concentrate on my dreams in a diffrent way.
     
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  17. Watcher

    Watcher The Gunslinger

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    That's a really interesting way of thinking about it Crystallas! :D
     
  18. Watcher

    Watcher The Gunslinger

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    (everyone just say to themselves....Neti Neti....)
     
  19. Fluffy

    Fluffy A fool

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    That is a question which takes its place firmly in the centre of my philosophy, Lady Crimson. How do you respond to such a question?
     
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