he he... on the whole thing about what we sense is OUR reality I'm going to quote myself from another thread!
since we can't prove anything beyond what we experience- what we experience is OUR truth- it's what we have to base things off of! that's how I've tended to operate anyways- our lives and experiences and perceptions are all that we have to work with realistically and that's generally what we end up applying to our everyday lives when we make decisions- sure you may refer back to something you read somewhere or a theory- but it must have appealed to you because it worked along with your life experiences well in the first place!Here- for another example I'll quote one of my favorite books- this is from Tim O'Brien's book The Things They Carried
"If Rat told you, for example, that he'd slept with four girls in one night, you could figure it was about a girl and a half. It wasn't a question of deceit. Just the opposite: he wanted to heat up the truth, make it burn so hot that you would feel exactly the way that he felt. For Rat Kiley, I think, facts were formed by sensations, not the other way around..."
Is Rat lying? Or is he telling the truth? I would say that it was HIS truth, since that's the way that he experienced it, but the author says that it's a lie since it's not "the truth."