Is there a reality if everyone's perception of it is different?

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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:19pm


Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:06pm

our perceptions of reality aren't all that different when we use logic to observe our surroundings. we all see the same shapes, textures, and sizes of things. none of us see things that no one else can unless we hallucinate them.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 3:51am
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 12:20am
Brian_Kush Says:

I agree logically we see then the same, but couldn't they be different? Say for example we both see green and we both recognize it as green but you could see it differently than how I see it through my eyes. also textures like you said we could both think something is soft but if I was you it could feel completely different than how I perceive soft. So our realities could have correlation but could be completely different…

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:38am
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 2:55am

I have thought of the same thing far too often, kinda trips me out.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 7:38pm

I would say we all sea the same reality but what observe from it is different to everyone

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:45pm

Yeah, I agree with you on that, but I wasn't just talking about physical reality. I guess I was talking more about how we all perceive certain situations and actions differently. We all live in our own realities. There is a universal reality, but we will never see it because we are influenced by our own perceptions.

Thu, 02/14/2013 - 4:50pm

could you be more specific? i'm not very influenced by my own perceptions, i tend to stay open to whatever my senses and knowledge can tell me about situations i'm in. of course my knowledge is limited, but it's based on 24 years of living on this planet and learning about everything around me.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:42pm
yurtpoh Says:

the universal reality is what inspires us to create our own personal realities.. the universe is infinite.. our personal realities are a singularity.. your current experience is infinity + 1.. you can never "copy" someone elses perceptions, you can only reflect from it.. its a game of telephone, but instead of maintaining the original message, things are supposed to be altered by us for new insight or else we'd hear the same stories and morals over and over and over again.. being open to the world just means you adapt faster, you still hold beliefs and illusions for closure from the unknown, its what drives knowledge and intelligence forward

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:43am
Mtmaint Says:

That's what I was thinking , I like where he was going with that but thought it was going more literal. There isin't really a base line for reality.

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:19pm
Meghanja Says:

Reality, would be the totality of everyone's perception.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:23pm
AdamOest Says:
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:41pm

Human's aren't capable of experiencing true reality. We create the world we live in by observation, if we weren't observers then we could know reality, but we are by definition observers.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:45am
Mtmaint Says:

That's a good way to sum up that thought into a conclusion

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 3:30pm
yurtpoh Says:

if anything, only the details of life are different.. its the same big picture for all of us

you may like a certain color more than i do, but in the end the color doesnt determine the function of the object

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:42pm

There is a reality, but in our human form we shall never know it.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:15pm
robo_y2k Says:

Of course there is. While opinionated things may differ from person to person, there are unquestionable aspects of life that everyone sees and everyone is affected by. Imagine a daycare center right. A bunch of kids are playing and shit and having a gay old time. Suddenly Little Tommy lets out a loud scream, someone stole his juice box! Well, everyone knows the facts in this situation. Tommy is upset, his juice box is gone and total chaos has broken out in the daycare. Tommy thinks Susie stole it, Susie thinks Billy has it, Billy doesn't even know what the hell is going on. These are all opinions, they are influenced by individual perspective and individual experience. Maybe Tommy saw Susie with a juice box that looks like his, Susie heard Billy talking about the crime, Billy's just kind of slow, but that's okay because he's a sweet kid really.

The point that I'm trying to make is that reality is what influences our individual realities. The trick to problem solving is to remove yourself from these opinions like the teacher at the daycare. She knows that Tommy already drank his fucking juice box and he's just a little asshole.

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:26pm
yurtpoh Says:
Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:14am
robo_y2k Says:

Fuck yeah, grape juice is always awesome

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 1:09am
every1lies Says:

How you precieve something is how you choose to see it. Weither it be right or wrong or even insane its still a concept of whats real and what we see it to be. As far as reality, life is reality. everyday we live it and take it in as life. My reality is just as real is youre. So perception and reality are one in the same. cause reality is real and perception is how we inturpret it. i think aha im baked

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 2:16am
Sqeeky Says:

This is the beauty of uniquity , we are all trying to assume a identity that we think we may be, rather who we appear to be but is it really who we are? Thats it, You dont know. The trick is Do others know? They see us, Rather We cannot review our self all the time but the ones we shape and hang with are the ones who would know who we are. Ever tried to tell someone who you are? Its awkward, which we really dont perceive our selves to be ourselves. But then comes habit, our habitual traits all come unconscionably so we dont notice things, so how would be perceive to know what who and where we actually exist? That is it! We dont. Or do we? ha Its a paradox worth trying to explain. Same with colors is that color really White or is t grey???? People with different inconsistencies would perceive such items differently, but who knows the truth, the real color? That blitzes my mind, because things may never bee what they are!!!

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 9:20am

Wow, let me finish 1 more bowl before I dive into that ponder pond.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 1:00pm

Thank you guys for all your input and for making this my first popular highdea! :) I have come to the conclusion that while there is a universal reality, we all have our own individual realities that fit into the universal one.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 5:40pm
keyalan420 Says:

Reality is just an illusion anyway :o

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 6:20pm

reality is different then actuality. reality is what happens in our own minds.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 7:44pm
Chefpoopy Says:

Empiricists will never understand the struggle of the existentialists.

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:40pm

What if the true definition of reality is just the average of everyone's perceptions of it?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 5:56am
Mary_Jim Says:

I would like to refer to Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Great story if you have the time. To compare it to modern times, if there was only 1 news station. All the information we would know would be from what they tell us. We wouldn't know any better. Our perception of reality would be skewed.

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 9:42am
BluntVille Says:

acknowledging the fact that everyone's perception is different you just stated a reality my friend

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 10:01pm
Lo_Nite Says:

That sentence mindfucked me. I was thinking about it for about 15 minutes... the grammar just didn't seem correct.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:52pm

I think there is a reality, but we all perceive it differently (like you said) because there is no absolute reference frame. That's something I learned in physics, the no absolute reference thing.

And what i mean by reference frame is the different points of view that observe the same situation. for example a train traveling on the tracks from one point to another. If you are on the ground watching the train go by it appears like the train is moving and you are standing still; where as if you were on the train it would appear that you are standing still are your outside surroundings are whipping by you.