Now most people may say they have never or don't have this desire but I think it is innate in all of us, maybe the attention makes this reality more
concrete and believable or just easier to live in when people around us to verify our existence regularly.
I do not think just fame is the only way we can do this, people can also do this through developing varying degrees of personas. For example lets say
the high school persona, you fall in with the goths, jocks, skaters, pretty girls, outcast, nerds. Some do not like the category they are thrown into
so they may try everything in their power to change peoples perception about them, so come summer they are almost completely a different person, maybe
over that 3 months all there acne went away and they were hitting the weights everyday. Now their persona has change, they are aware of this change
so they embrace the change and identify with it.
From here past the age eighteen we may go through multiple persona changes of who we think we are who we identify with what are morals are who we
surround ourselves with, how we want our family to perceive us. Some do not care how their family perceives them then others mold themselves based on
what their family will think if dressed a certain way or got that tattoo in a certain area.
Eventually we will settle into one area were we feel most comfortable for long periods of times sometimes never changing but in some cases drastic
changes can occur. I think in almost every person you can figure out their category they are putting themselves into, from hipsters, punkers,
activist, usually its about fitting in and feeling they belong but I believe most of it is the idea of the perception people have of them. By that I
mean sometimes at peoples inner cores this is who they are, i.e. males becoming females females becoming males, its like a playing a note on a guitar,
it won't sound good unless its string is tuned appropriately.
Throughout life I feel we are all trying to tune ourselves to what is most natural, some from a early age fall exactly into their destined paths, some
may always be going against the current never choosing the most natural path.
We are living in a dream world that just happens to have a very real physicality to it, where death is possible, not everything you try to manifest
will manifest, the love you give may not be returned. Just think in the dream world as soon as you doze off your kind of picking up from where you
left off, you remember the familiarity of the dream its like going back to your old stomping grounds that you spent alot of time at, its all very
familar, you cannot die, you can fly though, you can create anything you can imagine, can love whoever you want and get whoever you want, and feels
just as real as this world. I'm sure many of you have started to fall in your dream and jolted out of bed, been attacked and punched at the air.
If we look at the dream world in parallel to this physical reality, I think its the very reason why video games are so subconciously hypnotizing and
powerfully addicting, I should know I quit gaming a few years ago and was just as hard as quitting smoking. Now inside these games you cannot die you
can fly, you can create, you can manifest, you can go up and talk to any and all the female polygons that you can desire. You have your persona, you
can become very popular person in a game from becoming good at it, maybe making funny videos about it so from within that non phsyical reality you are
gaining fame/attention, money, strength/power, invincibility, love, friendship, and recognition.
Now I think videos games is probably the best example of how we try to project the dream world on to this reality to try to make it more manageable,
but sure you can find more examples from an actor in a play that comes back to life after each showing receiving attention that they desire. A writer
who can create full worlds through just words and in essence become god. We really are all just actors playing a part, some of us have real #ty roles
and some have better ones through are limited perspective, a very rich person could think they have the most horrible life and a poor person could
have an amazing life.
I think the talked a bout shift that is predicted to occur soon in the near future will combine a physical type world with non physical rules, pretty
much like neo jacking into the matrix. We would be able to come and go as we please when we need to experience physicality, now I also think we will
be able to do anything we want in the non physical but its kinda like have infinite life and every cheat code enabled eventually if all you feel is
pure love all the time you will need to come out of it to feel the absence once in awhile to remember what its like to not have it, and this
development of the planet earth is to do just that. Now this is just a theory but I do think the shift we are going into is kind of a merger of the
two types of perception, where we will remember more from both and won't forget the purpose of each.
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