Sometimes it hard to know the difference between fantasy and reality, especially when I can’t distinguish if this thing called life was produced by my imagination, or if it exists independently from my mind. How can I determine if anything that affects my perception is something that I should believe in, even when I can see it and touch it? Before I get too deep into the meaning of my life, I have to develop a meaning for the word illusion. If my senses send specific signals to my brain that should be real, unless all of this is just my imagination and I am stuck inside of a dream. I guess it all comes down to believing that everything that I see, hear, taste, smell and touch is part of reality, but it is also possible that I am just making myself believe this, so I fit in with all the others.
I believe in String Theory because that seems to be the best model there is to explain things, but that states that all parts of matter vibrate because of energy and the different frequencies will produce different particles. All of these different frequencies are buzzing around everywhere and I can’t see them, or feel them, or touch them, however they are making me perceive all of these different things, and maybe life is just what you perceive it to be. If life really is an illusion, then why am I here and who put all of these thoughts and beliefs inside of my head. René Descartes reasoned that because he was able to think that was proof that he existed, which is a good start, but he didn’t go far enough to determine why we exist and what purpose do we serve. If my brain was removed from my body while I was sleeping and stored some place where it could still be fed electrical stimulus signals, I would not know if I was experiencing real life or just existing in an illusion, as all of my beliefs are based on what I understand reality to be.
Written for Fandango’s Story Starter #5.