Another episode of Deep Thoughts, by Michael Suede
If you truly believe some thing to be real, does that make it real?
By believe, I mean if you are fully convinced that something is real, then doesn’t that mean that thing must be a part of your reality? Wouldn’t you perceive that thing to be interacting in a wholly realistic way with the rest of your reality?
Consider a paranoid schizophrenic person who has fully convinced themselves that the CIA is out to get them. For that person, doesn’t their reality consist of being hunted by the CIA? As far as they are concerned, aren’t they truly being hunted by the CIA?
Let’s assume, based on our schizophrenic example, that what we believe to be real is real as far as we are concerned; does that make it impossible for us to imagine an object into reality?
Consider that if we know we are imagining something, it would be impossible to convince ourselves that what we are imagining is actually real. Therefore, what we believe to be real must exist outside of our imagination. But how do we know we aren’t imagining our reality right now?
If you agree that what we believe to be real is real to us, then by default, doesn’t that make your reality a projection of your own consciousness? And if that is the case, then isn’t it impossible to know if what we believe to be real simply isn’t any more real than a dream?
What if death is simply waking up to a more real reality?
If you think about what I just wrote hard enough your brain will implode. Don’t hurt yourself.