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Is life a dream?
Mar 11 2009, 2:50 am
By: Fierce
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Mar 11 2009, 2:50 am Fierce Post #1



I was listening to a song by my favorite band a while back and a quote from Bill Hicks states in the song Third Eye by Tool which goes "There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."

Now that made me think, what is life? Can it actually be a dream? How could I know that everything in reality is actually real?

Just imagine for a moment. Don't be negative, just follow me.

Close your eyes and think to yourself about my questions. What if everyone and everything in life is a dream? You could do what you want, get away with it BECAUSE life is a dream.

How could you solve this? It drives me insane when I think about it. You can't just say no and throw it away. Just believe that everything doesn't exist. Everything is planned for you by your own mind. You control your dream thus you control your life.



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Mar 11 2009, 3:00 am Syphon Post #2



Cogito, ergo sum.



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Mar 11 2009, 3:42 am Vrael Post #3



Quote
She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Life is that ^ not a dream.

Besides, if you're having dreams that means you have to have a life first from which you can go to sleep and have dreams.

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Mar 11 2009, 3:48 am by Vrael.



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Mar 11 2009, 3:46 am Doodan Post #4



No



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Mar 11 2009, 4:02 am Norm Post #5



I refuse this notion, unless it is a reoccurring wet dream.



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Mar 11 2009, 4:11 am Pigy_G Post #6



I think one thing that helps prove it's not a dream as humans in this dream think dreams are. The ability to dream in our dream seperates us from dreams. the ability of real senses rather than thought-senses.



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Mar 11 2009, 4:42 am poiuy_qwert Post #7

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A_of_s_t cant post or something, so im posting this for him:
Quote from O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman
O Me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring;
Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish;
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light—of the objects mean—of the struggle ever renew’d;
Of the poor results of all—of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me;
Of the empty and useless years of the rest—with the rest me intertwined;
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer.
That you are here—that life exists, and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.
Taken from here.




Mar 11 2009, 4:53 am ToA Post #8

Que Sera, Sera.

i wish.




Mar 11 2009, 5:15 am ClansAreForGays Post #9



sophists...




Mar 11 2009, 5:21 am Riney Post #10



Just shoot yourself and ask the same question...

You should be asking "Is life really hell?", you'd honestly get more responses.



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Mar 11 2009, 1:46 pm NudeRaider Post #11

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

It feels real for me. That's all I need to know.
I can get away with everything when I'm actually dreaming but that didn't work in rl so far, so what's your point?




Mar 11 2009, 2:33 pm Lt.Church Post #12



if this was a dream i'd definately have a working mecha as to which i piloted quite awesomely...



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Mar 11 2009, 3:31 pm Madroc Post #13



Just pinch yourself. If you can't feel it, you're dreaming. Or you should see a doctor.

No, really it's 50/50, schrodinger's cat.
Just like it's 50/50 that everyone except for me is a robot. And 50/50 that cameras are watching me. Logically the chances are high that what we are perceiving is not real.

Did I just logic myself into schizophrenia? :crazy:

Quote from Lt.Church
if this was a dream i'd definately have a working mecha as to which i piloted quite awesomely...
good point.




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Mar 11 2009, 3:42 pm Moose Post #14



Quote from name:Mallard Fillmore
No, really it's 50/50, schrodinger's cat.
Just like it's 50/50 that everyone except for me is a robot. And 50/50 that cameras are watching me. Logically the chances are high that what we are perceiving is not real.
The fact that something either is or is not true does not magically render the probability 50:50.




Mar 11 2009, 7:22 pm Fierce Post #15



Quote from Mini Moose 2707
Quote from name:Mallard Fillmore
No, really it's 50/50, schrodinger's cat.
Just like it's 50/50 that everyone except for me is a robot. And 50/50 that cameras are watching me. Logically the chances are high that what we are perceiving is not real.
The fact that something either is or is not true does not magically render the probability 50:50.

In this case, however, there is no proof of reality being a dream or not. I mean I wouldn't say its 50/50 but more along the lines as possibilities.

Oh and thanks Doodan and Norm for those very informative posts...



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Mar 11 2009, 9:04 pm Syphon Post #16



Quote from Fierce
Quote from Mini Moose 2707
Quote from name:Mallard Fillmore
No, really it's 50/50, schrodinger's cat.
Just like it's 50/50 that everyone except for me is a robot. And 50/50 that cameras are watching me. Logically the chances are high that what we are perceiving is not real.
The fact that something either is or is not true does not magically render the probability 50:50.

In this case, however, there is no proof of reality being a dream or not. I mean I wouldn't say its 50/50 but more along the lines as possibilities.

Oh and thanks Doodan and Norm for those very informative posts...

Yes there is.



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Mar 11 2009, 9:58 pm Madroc Post #17



Quote from name:Richard Nixons Head
Quote from Fierce
Quote from Mini Moose 2707
Quote from name:Mallard Fillmore
No, really it's 50/50, schrodinger's cat.
Just like it's 50/50 that everyone except for me is a robot. And 50/50 that cameras are watching me. Logically the chances are high that what we are perceiving is not real.
The fact that something either is or is not true does not magically render the probability 50:50.

In this case, however, there is no proof of reality being a dream or not. I mean I wouldn't say its 50/50 but more along the lines as possibilities.

Oh and thanks Doodan and Norm for those very informative posts...

Yes there is.

Fine gimme one thing.




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Mar 11 2009, 10:19 pm Kaias Post #18



Quote from Fierce
Hi guys, today I realized that life is only a dream. That's why I'm posting this thread here to see what responses my brain comes up with to this realization as my brain tries convince myself that this isn't a dream. Tricky brain can't fool me! In fact, my mind is really quite impressive because it fabricated absolutely everything in this world, can simulate all different kinds of personalities and even made up a huge long world history.

Anyway, once I fully convince myself that this is only a dream I'll magically and suddenly be able to fly! Haven't gotten there quite yet though but I'll give you an update later. Peace!




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Mar 11 2009, 10:26 pm Centreri Post #19

Relatively ancient and inactive

Pretty much what Doodan said. No. And if it is, what of it? Learn to fly and it'll mean something, otherwise, who cares?



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Mar 11 2009, 10:37 pm InsolubleFluff Post #20



What a stupid Question. Of course life is not a dream.

A) It's quite clearly real.
B) If I were someones dream, infinitly they could all be dreams and thus noone exists, which is a small prerequisite.
C) You went wrong when you started thinking tool could answer life... because, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!



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