Sunday, April 24, 2011

Is Everything We're Seeing Really There?

We've all had those dreams-- the ones  that are all consuming; so real that we can't differentiate them from reality, even after we wake up. Sometimes it's a huge relief when we realize that someone didn't die or that we really didn't get fired. Sometimes it's a huge disappointment to become aware of the fact that some amazing dream didn't happen, or the worst -- you wake up thinking something awful that did happen was actually a dream until reality sets in a few seconds later.

Just how are we able to establish our subconscious mind from our conscious mind? Maybe we're walking around thinking we're seeing something when it's not actually there. Jacob, in "Contractor's Routine", makes me wonder if whether what we're seeing may actually be there or is it just a figment of our imagination. His subconscious is always there by his side making sure he's making the right decisions. We all have that voice inside of us and for the most part I'm pretty sure that I don't have physical signals showing me the way to go, but how do I know for sure?

There could be signals that are so slight and that I may be so used to that it's not something I think about because it just is. We may never know and some will choose to believe the most logical thing because they can make sense of that. However, that could just be their subconscious giving them physical signals so that they know not to question their own subconscious. It certainly blurs the line between imagination and reality.

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