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sol·ip·sism (sŏl′ĭp-sĭz′əm, sō′lĭp-)
1. Philosophy The theory that the self is the only thing that can be known and verified.
2. The view that the self is the only reality.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I believe the definition of solipsism includes there being no point in discussing it with others.
It's about what one can 'know'. And what one can 'know' for certain. We can only 'assume' that others exist or that others are conscious. Others 'may' be a result of our senses, etc.
originally posted by: intrptr
I think people have been locked into one reality, i.e., themselves, for so long they can't identify with others or the outside world as well anymore, and they defend this dysfunction on some level by questioning whether the outside world even exists.
I think this is by design, I think this conditioning is ingrained by too much screen time.
And I think it must be mentioned that very few would be crazy enough to live their life according to solipsism - it would be lonely and mind bendingly scary.
I am one who was exposed to the possibility that we cannot know for certain anything at a very young age
I think the door closes to others and the exterior once you decide you know things for sure.
But then that is just my perception, right now. Can't be sure, just go with it in the moment!