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I think there are very few

I think there are very few things we can ever really understand completely in life. One sure thing is consciousness. For me, my consciousness IS my reality. I would argue that you have to be conscious to have a reality, so these two concepts are interchangeable for me. I will never know if it is different from someone else's or if it is exactly the same, but I can count on it to be consistent. Although there may be changes over the years, my reality is always (generally) the same. I don’t think there’s any need to be freaked out by the idea that your brain is making up for what your eye isn’t actually see. It’s nothing new…your sense of reality has always been governed by this. On a tangent—has anyone seen the movie Waking Life? I think it would tie in well to this discussion about what’s real.


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