Are We In A Simulation?
Attempting to state that life is a simulation is, to me, an attempt to explain away that which whoever cannot explain.
I find that it is OK to not have a objective, defined explanation for everything.
I believe firmly that there are no mistakes in life.
I have met people on this very website who share major astrological similarities and we have shared experiences, despite differences in sex, cultural background, etc.
It doesn't make life a simulation. It reaffirms its existence. It is really, really, remarkable, magical, astounding, and miraculous.
Much of what is deemed ancient/tribal religion, had a lot of scientific knowledge embedded within without all the "objective methodology" inserted.
Take the Ancient Bible for instance, with the simple statement "We are the children of light". This sentence is so laden with metaphysics, yet is eloquently wrapped in a humanistic statement.
We might be living in a matrix, but what do those coincidences have to do with it? They're saying life is preplanned.
Sure, I think I am self narrated SIM in the mind of God.
I don't believe we're in a simulation, I believe that the real world is real. However, it is also layered and full of mystery. Even with all our knowledge as a species, what we know is just a fraction of the big picture.
What about the fact that several civilizations recorded a story about a worldwide flood? My English professor concluded that Noah plagiarized the flood story. I disagree. I think the event was so big that multiple civilizations either experienced it, or heard about it and put their own spin or mythology on it.
Fuck I hate games.
@cocopeaches I used to love games and puzzles when I was a kid. Cards, anyway. But I quit playing a number of years ago because it would get too much adrenaline running through me. I realized winning was like life or death to me. I was essentially having a flashback to my childhood, which if you're unaware of it - oh well. I did not like the feelings so I quit. I have sat at a card table for 20+ years. It used to be one of my favorite things to do.
Now I like this current game for the most part. I have adapted to it. And both my kids played a lot of (video) games, especially my son but really both of them. I hate video games but I am aware of them. I know they talk to each other... form relationships with people around the world, similar to what happens on this forum. Life occurs in the game.
Terrorists have also been discovered meeting in a gaming environment. I am by no means an expert, this is meant to give you some idea. We talk in astrology - they talk in "game".
So you don't have to play. There is a name for someone who is not part of the game: non-playing character or NPC.
This is the representation of NPCs:
This is seen as insulting but it not meant that way in this context. I am trying to give you some idea. NPC's are just not involved in the happenings. If you encounter one in the (video) game, you would not talk to them, if that makes sense. You're looking for other players?
I wonder if you're having a Saturn transit. This might be the point where you wake up and realize you're "old". I hope you know what I mean. It's like, wtf, I am no longer on top of things.
The GameStop thing you linked (did not click) is a part of the game. In this game, people on the side you don't like are made to look like bad people. In reality, the people who have bought Gamestop come from every walk of life but they do have one thing in common, they would like to profit.
The people who want to discredit and disparage them do not want them to profit so it's game on!
Pretty cool, huh? Or maybe not.
Some years ago, my son sat me down, literally, and told me that the people he was constantly talking to, through a headset from our living room were friends of his. Real friends. He was in high school and had played with them for nearly ten years!
It's just like this forum. It's a way people connect. But as our world becomes more and more machined, these younger generations are coming up. I like them. I am relieved. They are a righteous group for the most part.