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How do we know reality?

How do we know that our life is real? How do we know that we're not somewhere else imagining all of this? Like maybe we're just imagining our current situations and we're really locked up someplace using our imaginations to escape the place we got put?

How can I be sure that Ebony and Tigger (for example) are real and I'm not just imagining them being in my life because I can't handle the "real" reality? Ditto my job, the rescue kennels etc?
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How do we know that our life is real? How do we know that we're not somewhere else imagining all of this? Like maybe we're just imagining our current situations and we're really locked up someplace using our imaginations to escape the place we got put?

How can I be sure that Ebony and Tigger (for example) are real and I'm not just imagining them being in my life because I can't handle the "real" reality? Ditto my job, the rescue kennels etc?
We don’t.

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Real is merely our perception of what real is. We don't know what's beyond our own perception, so we accept our perception as all that is relevant to us.
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Re: How do we know reality?

So we could be imagining everything? Like imagining what we have in our real lives and imagining ADDF etc?
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So we could be imagining everything? Like imagining what we have in our real lives and imagining ADDF etc?
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So we could be imagining everything? Like imagining what we have in our real lives and imagining ADDF etc?
What is imagination? The question is just as profound as asking what is real.
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Re: How do we know reality?

The only reality which matters is the one you believe. Or the one everyone else believes. This sounds like a good conversation for Saturday night.

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Re: How do we know reality?

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How do we know that our life is real? How do we know that we're not somewhere else imagining all of this? Like maybe we're just imagining our current situations and we're really locked up someplace using our imaginations to escape the place we got put?

How can I be sure that Ebony and Tigger (for example) are real and I'm not just imagining them being in my life because I can't handle the "real" reality? Ditto my job, the rescue kennels etc?
How's that doctor appointment going? What does your doctor say?
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How's that doctor appointment going? What does your doctor say?
I can't get a doctors appointment without having to phone at stupidoclock, which I can't do cause of work.

What I have done though is get in touch with a mental health support charity and hopefully if they can't help they'll get the doctors to book me in to get more help than I currently get. The charity are phoning me after work on Tuesday so just hoping I actually get help this time and don't get told to go away and get on with it.
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Re: How do we know reality?

Having to phone the doctor while at work is excusable in almost every case. As long as you're not spending hours doing it, and as long as you don't have a boss who is extremely unsympathetic to everyone.
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I don't want work to know about my mental health though.
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I don't want work to know about my mental health though.
Oh - is there some place you can get away from others for a short time at work, or are you stuck in one spot?
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I'm generally stuck around other people and there's nowhere quiet to go for a phone call without having one of the bosses hanging around.
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And even my family does not know about my mental health conditions. I prefer to keep it completely private between me and the professionals, don't feel the need for anyone else irl to know about it.

I can come here to let people know that I'm not "perfect". I feel safe here.

idk if this makes any sense.
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Re: How do we know reality?

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How do we know that our life is real? How do we know that we're not somewhere else imagining all of this? Like maybe we're just imagining our current situations and we're really locked up someplace using our imaginations to escape the place we got put?

How can I be sure that Ebony and Tigger (for example) are real and I'm not just imagining them being in my life because I can't handle the "real" reality? Ditto my job, the rescue kennels etc?
Who cleans Ebony's and Tigger's litter box?


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