Standing at the corridor and taking long drags on my cigarette, it suddenly occurred to me:

What if one day, you woke up, and you found out that everything was just a dream, or worst still, a lie?

What would you do?



  1. ABJ,

    This is the premise of The Matrix. On balance what you see is not a true representation of reality. Moreover, it is tempered by your experiences—filtered, if you will. This being the case, I would do nothing different. It is my life as I know it.


  2. MFL: *laughs* I still find it hard in my beliefs to accept the premise of The Matrix, but I’ll take that argument of yours =)

  3. You’re referring to metaphysical solipsism…

    As Edgar Allan Poe said, “Is all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream?”

    Happy weekend.

  4. then i hope that current reality equips me with superpowers to kill all i hate. ha.

    “There are two kinds of truth – trivial truths and profound truths.
    The opposite of a trivial truth is false,
    but the opposite of a profound truth is also true.”
    ~ Niels Bohr

  5. TKS: is it really solipsism? =) or is there something that truly exists outside of our minds, or thinking faculty, our imagination?

    thalia: Haha, nice =P

    Truth & Reality, who are we to distinguish between the two?

  6. Whos said that? I keep hearin’ them voices… :-p

  7. I am not sure I agree with the solipsism argument, since this positions says the only reality of which we can be certain is our own perceptions, but this, too, is fallible, as perceptions are fallible.

  8. Perhaps I could offer a perspective on the distinction between Truth & Reality 🙂

    Truth is what you believe; Reality is what you experience/perceive.


  9. TKS: haha, somehow I don’t quite believe in the solipsism thing..so..=)

    MFL: agreed..it’s that thin line between truth & reality as we see it…what is truth and what is reality? you don’t really know do you..

    DAE: that is a very simple and widely accepted distinction, but the thing is, how do you reality is reality, and not truth? =)

  10. Reality is a concoction of truths, half truths, white lies, deliberate disguise, blatant deception. They are in the order of a spectrum with indistinguishable divisions, much like that of a rainbow.

    Truth is a subset of reality.

  11. exactly my point, what you perceive as reality may after all only turn out to be exactly as it is, a perception and not entirely what is really there..

  12. I still go by the nursery rhyme.

    row row row your boat
    gently down the stream
    merrily merrily merrily merrily
    life is but a dream

    The older I get, the more I like it.

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