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When your fishing, you have no idea what/when/if/where something will take the hook, you can not see your hook in the water, but sometimes something goes for it.
When you are fishing in waters where you can't see your hook, or the fishes, it's the fact that you are there to "observe" the possible outcome of catching a fish.
You percieve them as being there so they are there, but if you are to forget they exist or percieve them to not exist the object may do just that and seece to exist alltogether...
As if it dissappeared and then reappeared the instant you established it's existed in the first place...
That goes against the basic premise of the OP.
Unless you want to say you created your parents too and just made yourself forget about that as well?
Originally posted by ElectricUncleSam
Here is something also to consider, say all your relatives are gone, you have no friends and you are a hermit living in the woods... Just to cover the bases, nobody knows you are alive unless you make contact with them... Could you perceive yourself away?
Question: If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Answer: Any answer I like, yes or no, you could not prove it wrong!
Originally posted by enigmania
If there is nobody there, it's just the air vibrating.