“I don’t believe in that,” my husband said. “Time is a man-made concept. I don’t believe there is more than one reality either. My reality. Your reality. His reality. There is only one reality. Reality is what is real.”
“It’s true but if you look at something that is purple and I look at the same thing, we are liable to see different shades.”
“That’s probably true but the color is made up of wavelengths and that is reality.”
“I can’t see where that matters. We’re still going to have our various perceptions. It’s like our eyes. I don’t have your eyes. I happen to be near-sighted so when I look at something some yards away, it is going to be a certain kind of blurry. I won’t see exactly what you see.”
“Well I think you agree with this too. What you believe matters. If you don’t think you can do something, you will probably not be able to do it. You thought you could make it into Special Forces. For whatever reason, you thought you could do that and had you not believed that, I don’t see how you’d have managed. What are you going to do? Accidentally make it into to SF? I’d say if you don’t believe you’re going to be able to do something like that, you’re going to be doomed going in.”
“That’s true too.”
“I thought I would be okay if I left home when I was 15. I believed it, though I had nothing real to base that on. And fact is, most girls would not be okay. They wind up dead or they wind up whores, they wind up drugged.”
“Well, I don’t know how that happens. I’d have to think about it really hard to try to understand how that could happen even though we’ve got nothing but evidence that this is real. I’d just have an incredibly hard time understanding this arch and the result. It may be reality but I can’t reach it that I know of.”
Saturn Neptune, again.
What is your take on REALITY?