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    Default We are nothing but a dream

    So.... we are born into this world. We only have our own outlook. We can not see the world from someone else's perspective. Sure we can attempt to empathize or "put ourselves in their shoes" but ultimately every thing we think is a reflection upon ourselves. We are born with a notion that life means something. But eventually everything in the universe will decay all down to the last neutron. There will be no trace that there ever was anything here. This leaves one wondering ;did we ever actually exist? Has all this happened before? How does something appear from nothing? Is there a reason? What is the reason? Thoughts?

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    Sorry. I would true to articulate my thoughts a little better. But I kinda want to goto sleep

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    E. A. P. beat you to it:

    Take this kiss upon the brow!
    And, in parting from you now,
    Thus much let me avow —
    You are not wrong, who deem
    That my days have been a dream;
    Yet if hope has flown away
    In a night, or in a day,
    In a vision, or in none,
    Is it therefore the less gone?
    All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream.

    I stand amid the roar
    Of a surf-tormented shore,
    And I hold within my hand
    Grains of the golden sand —
    How few! yet how they creep
    Through my fingers to the deep,
    While I weep — while I weep!
    O God! Can I not grasp
    Them with a tighter clasp?
    O God! can I not save
    One from the pitiless wave?
    Is all that we see or seem
    But a dream within a dream?

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    Yeah, I've thought about this before. Sort of like if the world was just a big simulation? None of my dreams are at all hyper-real......my dreams are weird for more than one reason.

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    merrily merrily merrily merrily
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    "... We are such stuff
    As dreams are made on
    And our little life is rounded with a sleep."

    Sleep well, dear departed OP.

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    It's a wonderful playground
    This world around
    You and me
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_Red View Post
    Yeah, I've thought about this before. Sort of like if the world was just a big simulation? None of my dreams are at all hyper-real......my dreams are weird for more than one reason.
    Make you wonder who the main character is, because once he/she/it dies, the simulation is over and the whole thing starts again.
    Im out, its been fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream.
    A dream within a dream is a trance within a trance. And to obtain a trance within a trance, first we enter trance A, then within trance A we enter trance B. And so then we have a trance within a trance.

    We can iterate trances within trances, with trance B within trance A, and trance C within trance B, and trance D within trance C. So then we have four trances nestling within each other like Russian dolls.

    The interesting effect at fourth level trance is that we loose the ability to distinquish between reality and imagination, and so everything we experience in fourth level trance appears to us to be reality.

    So for instance those who believe the consecrated Host at Mass is the literal body of Jesus are in a fourth level trance. And those who not only worship a God in Voodoo but become the God, are in a fourth level trance. So most religious experience is in a fourth level trance.

    Mbti itself induces a level 1 trance, but as we get deeper into mbti we add more trances until mbti appears to be describing reality.

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