First thread, wish me luck! and please bare with me.. lol
I don't know if anything like this has been discussed before, and keep in mind that this is simply a thought I had
while having a hard time falling asleep last night, lol when I can't sleep I tend to do alot of philosophical thinking.
I beleive that it is our individual perception of reality that shapes every aspect of our lives and who we are
as people. Every person on the planet is different and unique because they have all been exposed to their own unique and specific situations and
influences. (Not sure if I explained that properly, im sure most of you will understand what im getting at.)
For us to be able to perceive or experience anything we human beings rely on our 5 senses;
Take for example a person born, missing 1 or a couple of these 5 senses, their perception of reality, and their
life experience will be much different than someone who has all 5 of them.
Now take for example, and I dont even know if it is possible however im sure it is,
however rare it may be, someone born lacking all 5 of these senses, this person cant feel anything, hear anything, smell anything, taste anything or
have the ability to sense anything for example what position ones body may be in.
Now I know my thread seems like it is ready to give out the information, but the truth is I am curious to see what
the people of ATS think about this.
How does this person experience his reality, if this person is still concious, in his head, with nothing but his thoughts, What could this person
possibly be thinking about as he has never experienced the world outside of him, would this person somehow, even tho lacking his senses be aware of
the world? How could he possibly know what the world even is, or what he is, how would he even form a thought having never learnt any human language.
We all know that we think, in our heads in our native language.
Another interesting thought is, would this person know what sex he is? How could he possibly... think about that one.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I hope it made some sense to people..
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