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It's sort of odd to consider

It's sort of odd to consider the idea that the world around us could simply be a construction of our own minds and that we actually have no idea what our own reality is.
I don't think that "reality" can be placed in one category. There are things that surely exist outside of human conception- such as the sky and the trees, and even time. Though the earth, along with the basis of time, existed long before humans, time is very much a mental construction- individuals perceive time very differently based on their emotions, etc. Though it is a physical "reality", time is also a construction of the mind.

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