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Old 10-16-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Okay, so what does "7" mean? Is it a code, a typo, or a "nevermind"?
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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Okay, so what does "7" mean? Is it a code, a typo, or a "nevermind"?
Is this a trick question?

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Old 10-17-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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There are essentially two realities for all human beings. One reality is as we perceive it to be, our personal reality. The second reality is all that truly exists in the universe, the same for all of us. Our universal truth.
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There cannot be more than one reality. What we perceive to be reality is conditioned by our individual means of perception. We do not know all that truly exists in the world.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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There cannot be more than one reality. What we perceive to be reality is conditioned by our individual means of perception. We do not know all that truly exists in the world.
Interesting that some people seem to have trouble with this one...

ONE: There are essentially two realities for all human beings. One reality is as we perceive it to be, our personal reality. The second reality is all that truly exists in the universe, the same for all of us. Our universal truth.

While of course there is only one universal reality or truth, the above is simply to explain how we humans nevertheless don't all agree about what that one universal reality. To point out how people will consider whatever they choose to be reality as far as they are concerned regardless the truth, and how this has us grappling with essentially two realities. The one as we perceive it to be. The second reality is the true reality for all of us, whether we personally, accurately, perceive what it is or not.
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Interesting that some people seem to have trouble with this one...

ONE: There are essentially two realities for all human beings. One reality is as we perceive it to be, our personal reality. The second reality is all that truly exists in the universe, the same for all of us. Our universal truth.

While of course there is only one universal reality or truth, the above is simply to explain how we humans nevertheless don't all agree about what that one universal reality. To point out how people will consider whatever they choose to be reality as far as they are concerned regardless the truth, and how this has us grappling with essentially two realities. The one as we perceive it to be. The second reality is the true reality for all of us, whether we personally, accurately, perceive what it is or not.
For some reason, this reminded me of something I once read:

Every cat has two names. The one you gave him, and the one he knows is really his name.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Interesting that some people seem to have trouble with this one...

ONE: There are essentially two realities for all human beings. One reality is as we perceive it to be, our personal reality. The second reality is all that truly exists in the universe, the same for all of us. Our universal truth.

While of course there is only one universal reality or truth, the above is simply to explain how we humans nevertheless don't all agree about what that one universal reality. To point out how people will consider whatever they choose to be reality as far as they are concerned regardless the truth, and how this has us grappling with essentially two realities. The one as we perceive it to be. The second reality is the true reality for all of us, whether we personally, accurately, perceive what it is or not.
I think I agree, although I would say it differently

The issue is not whether there is some "reality". Naturally there is.

The issue is that no one and no people can see actual reality. Especially those who think they do.
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Red River Texas
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For some reason, this reminded me of something I once read:

Every cat has two names. The one you gave him, and the one he knows is really his name.
I like that, never heard it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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For some reason, this reminded me of something I once read:

Every cat has two names. The one you gave him, and the one he knows is really his name.
Thanks! I can easily see the reason...

This just might help some people to understand what they have so much trouble understanding about this sort of thing let alone all the rest I try to explain about how we might deal with the duality that is our reality. Might work especially well with the cat lovers.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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I think I agree, although I would say it differently

The issue is not whether there is some "reality". Naturally there is.

The issue is that no one and no people can see actual reality. Especially those who think they do.
I'm inclined to agree with you, but to support your clarification, I won't.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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Enumerating lists of things that can be counted off on the fingers is a sales tactic.

The ten commandments
The seven deadly sins
The eight holy helpers

Reality is far more complicated.
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