If you’ve seen films such as Inception or Vanilla Sky, films that mix the world of dreams with reality you have probably questioned yourself if reality is real; If you are in a dream or not?
Many people have this thought and brush it aside thinking it’s nothing, but is it? If you really just sat and thought about what is real and what is fake, would you come up with the same conclusion? Are you dreaming now? That is the question everybody wants answered. It drives many mad and is the reason of some suicides! Wondering if they wake up, when will they die?
This brings us to the question, what happens when you die? The answer to this question has caused wars for centuries. This is where religion comes in to play, heaven and hell or reincarnation. Maybe you do wake up from a dream. Nobody knows! Even if they act like they think they do, they don’t. That is a fact.
Another question to add to the list of unanswered questions. Have you ever thought about what happens when you aren’t there? There is an old saying. “If a tree falls and nobody is around, does it make a sound?” Imagine if people only came to life when you were around and then froze when they were not! Maybe they do? If they did you wouldn’t know. Would you?
Thoughts like this drive many insane. The thought that you could be alone in this world and everything else is just a figment of your imagination, is very scary to say the least. But this is obviously all speculation, it could however be real. And all the unanswered questions could have a very obvious answer, just one that hasn’t been discovered yet.
For some reason I think that questions such as, what happens when you die? , will always remain unanswered, and the only way to find an answer, is for it to actually happen. But you probably already knew that.
You could spend your whole life searching for answers to these impossible questions, but I can guarantee, you will never find an answer. Because when the day comes that you think you have found the answers, you end up straight back to square one. Because thinking something is true, doesn’t make it true.
So on that thought, I will leave you to think about what reality really is. But don’t think about it to much.