posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 04:20 PM
reply to post by ZeussusZ
There are concrete realities, unfortunately, and they aren't real or not real because I perceive them to be.
I have loved ones who have died. If I perceive them not to be dead, I am not living in reality.
If I perceive that I am eating a cheesburger, I will still go hungry if I....don't actually eat a cheesburger.
There are people who talk to imaginary people, people who believe that they are living in a different time, people who believe that they are immortal.
We know that those things are not true because we exist with other self aware beings who can concur what we know to be true.
Perception does not create reality. Reality creates your perception. Otherwise you go to the doctor and get meds. Think about it like this....the
color blue is blue. We know it because long ago someone gave that color a name, and we all agree that blue is blue. If you want to perceive blue as
being red, well, ok....but it's actually blue. Your perception doesn't change anything. Now if human beings all perceived random items completely
differently, that idea might hold some weight. But we generally perceive colors, shapes, faces, etc, in the same way.
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