“Questioning Reality” by; Sonja P.
By: Sonja Peters
Questioning reality is quite difficult really. For to do so you have to pull yourself out of all societal conforms, out of all of your inner awareness, out of everything you think and thought to be. Nonetheless, it is quite exhilarating.
It is boring to think that you are confined to what you know, from what we are told, what we are forced to study. Why should we conform to a world that seems so utterly sparing in the desire for individuality? What makes one person right while the other wrong? What makes science explicable and anything otherwise myth? What exactly makes science tangible, while the naturally occurring yet unexplained folklore? For didn’t we make up science? Didn’t we create rules placing things into categories amongst categories, in order to make sense in a senseless kind of world?
We have created many laws for what is and what is not, knocking down ideas that, though previously accepted, are on the brink of extinction. For many, sadly with a closed mind and judgmental heart, there is only one right way and that one way is their way, otherwise it is not a way at all. In reality, this is not true. But what exactly is reality? Is it the laws we have made up? Or is it the perspective that we give it? For reality is different in comparison to persons and though we may come to some vague consensual agreement, it is no clearer than oiled water in a sea of pollution; because we too made that, or did we make that up?
Deciphering what is and what is not, at first seems a simple task. Even for the brightest minds the first and uttermost conclusion we reach is the reality of what we know, what is widely accepted, what is physical. Still, you are only limited to your own mind and the mind, if you let it, will not conform in ways society would like. We, as human beings all have individuality that is slowly washed out in the laundry of societal constraints. But we are not a victim. We are not that lonely t-shirt that has no choice but to actively be thrown into the wash by a mere accident or under another’s power. We choose to be a part of the wash. We choose to be a part of the society that we so helplessly desire to be a part of, subconsciously accepting, the decisions that the ‘we’ are making, that we don’t and really never are a part of.
We are however, very curious creatures, and though at times we seem to be going backwards, we are still moving forward. For we created time. We created this commonly accepted reality that as events seem to go backwards, time still moves forward. Thus since we created time, shouldn’t we at least adhere to it? Shouldn’t we conform to mankind’s reality? For aren’t we mankind? Didn’t we, in some way or another create history in ways unimaginable, yet imaginable? For what exactly is reality?
In the world we live in, in the state of our living, in the ‘time’ of our existence, reality is not what is and what is not. Reality is not the human perspective on the world, nor the history we have come to know and accept. For reality in itself is not a tangible branch of science, nor a physical object that we can examine and upturn. Reality lives in your head, for reality is really only a state of mind, for you and only you can decide what is reality and what is not.
Now was that so hard?