In this hand I hold the red pill...
So just what is real
? Do our perceptions help or hinder us? I see a flag blowing on a pole but a stranger is standing facing the direction of the wind and so cannot see the flag blowing. But both are correct when I say the flag was blowing and she says there was no flag. What did we see? How about if I place, say, a spoon in a glass of ordinary tap water. What happens? I know
from experience with metal spoons that they're difficult to break in to two pieces. But as I placed it in the water, it did
break clean in to two pieces right at the water's edge. Is this all nonsense or is it non-sense; non-sense meaning it doesn't fit easily into our pre-conceived ideas that we have superimposed on reality. Stated otherwise; we create our realities. Take this forum as an example. There is no GabrieltheCelt. What you are interacting with is merely a created figment of his creators mind. In turn, GabrieltheCelt reacts with other creators' creations. But are they real? Perhaps some are more real than others. That is, some are more true to their creator's personalities than others are. When we stop to think about it, the complexities of our perceptions are kind of scary because again-what is real? What is reality?
Who will follow me down the rabbit hole?