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Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?
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Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

Is it weird to wonder if life is really real? Like are we living in a virtual reality or dream or something of that nature? Or am I going crazy thinking these sorts of thoughts?
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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

https://librivox.org/author/4158?primary...et_results

http://organizations.utep.edu/portals/14...el_bat.pdf

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/con...eally-real

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http://organizations.utep.edu/portals/14...el_bat.pdf

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/con...eally-real

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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

I like you already! I don't think it's weird, I mean, no one really has a clue about the all out whole truth about life.
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Look up "subjective reality" Smile

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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

When I was a kid I used to think that maybe everyone else was a robot or alien and I was part of some kind of experiment. I guess kind of like the Truman Show. Then when I got older I went through a phase where I decided I didn't feel like how a living thing should feel. Disconnected. Then I went through a period where I kept imagining that everything on earth except for me was going to turn into water. I thought about it a lot. Like I would be in a building and think if all this stuff turns to water right now I'll fall 100 ft in a cascade.

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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

Welcome to the forums, assuming you're new here that is.

As for your question, it occurs to me once in a while that, whenever I get lost in thought for any reason, I too question that from time to time. Atleast the "do we exist? Is this real life?" aspect of things. I usually don't look too deeply into that though, considering there's no universally-agreeable answer to such a question that varies greatly depending on the outcome, and their response to said question that arguably, not everyone may agree on.

But to answer your question: No. I don't think it's weird to wonder that. Others mileages may vary though.
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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

Joker

No offense but from what you wrote I don't think you understand solipsism.

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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

(06-05-2016 03:32 AM)Neohax Wrote:  Welcome to the forums, assuming you're new here that is.

As for your question, it occurs to me once in a while that, whenever I get lost in thought for any reason, I too question that from time to time. Atleast the "do we exist? Is this real life?" aspect of things. I usually don't look too deeply into that though, considering there's no universally-agreeable answer to such a question that varies greatly depending on the outcome, and their response to said question that arguably, not everyone may agree on.

But to answer your question: No. I don't think it's weird to wonder that. Others mileages may vary though.

Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I guess you could say I'm fairly new. This was actually my first thread that I posed, and I joined earlier this month.

(06-04-2016 02:15 AM)Joker Wrote:  You have depersonalization/derealization. I know because I had those thoughts several months ago. You need to learn how to relax.

Is that the term for what I've been going through?

Maybe. There are times where I feel as though the pressure to conform has led to me being somebody I'm not meant to be. There have also been times where I've woken from dreams, and it actually would take me a few seconds to realize that it was only a dream.

There are other times where I feel like I actually want life to be a dream, because I want to believe that the mess I've gotten into isn't happening.

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(06-04-2016 03:41 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  When I was a kid I used to think that maybe everyone else was a robot or alien and I was part of some kind of experiment. I guess kind of like the Truman Show. Then when I got older I went through a phase where I decided I didn't feel like how a living thing should feel. Disconnected. Then I went through a period where I kept imagining that everything on earth except for me was going to turn into water. I thought about it a lot. Like I would be in a building and think if all this stuff turns to water right now I'll fall 100 ft in a cascade.

As strange as that sounds initially, there are times where I too felt disconnected. And recently I've had times where I would imagine myself swimming in water. Maybe it's because it's been a long time since I last swam. Hopefully I can get in the water this summer.

(06-03-2016 08:18 PM)Cianna200 Wrote:  I like you already! I don't think it's weird, I mean, no one really has a clue about the all out whole truth about life.

Thanks. There's so much out there which doesn't make sense. One thing I was recently looking into was the Mandela Effect. I'm still not sure why a bunch of people would mis-remember things the same way. Or maybe they're not mis-remembering and reality's been shifted.

That's actually why Lion and Wolf are in my username. Some people claim a Bible verse changed, that it used to read "The lion shall lay down with the lamb" but now reads "the wolf shall lay down with the lamb." It's odd, I thought I actually read that part of the Bible and yet I got it wrong. But then again, I thought it was Berenstein Bears, not Berenstain Bears, and I read the Berenstain Bears too. But Unicorn's in there because I just think they're cool.

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RE: Is it weird to wonder these sorts of things?

I think one day we are all going to wake up and feel that THIS was all a dream.

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