Open Question: Is reality defined or described?

question-mark3aThis is a question that comes to mind from time to time based on people’s claims of truth. This is an open question to all who may want to answer it. No answer is required, of course, but I would like people to think about it.

Can reality be defined and redefined based on one’s own desires? Can a person just decide on how he wants reality to be and then strive and campaign for that reality? Is it, then, ever possible to be wrong about something? Is reality defined or described?

The resulting question, I suppose, is this: Are you more dedicated to truth or to your view of reality? Of course, this question only makes sense if you believe that truth exists and that it’s objective, meaning not dependent on anyone’s view or desire.

So, if you believe that truth is subjective, meaning that truth is dependent on the views or desires of the individual, then how do you defend that to others since they may have a different truth than yours? If they have a different truth than yours and the two truths contradict, does that mean that one is wrong and the other is right? If so, doesn’t that assume that truth is objective?

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2 thoughts on “Open Question: Is reality defined or described?

  1. I like to start with 2+2 is 4, always, regardless of whether or not I believe it, like it, or “feel” it. Building a skyscraper designed by math based on 2+2=5 would be a dangerous building to enter, if you get my drift. Excellent questions. Hope you get good discussion going.

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