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  1. In philosophy, there is a concept of “solipsism”: this is a worldview according to which an individual recognizes only his own existence as authentic, but cannot be sure of the real existence of the rest of the world. This kind of doubt was invented by mankind long before the movie “The Matrix”. From the point of view of logic, it is probably impossible to prove the reality of the surrounding world, so the doubt of solipsism has a completely reasonable basis.

    But no less important than the certainty of the reality of our existence is how we exist in this world. And here the experience of lucid dreams or those dreams that we remember, which were important in some way, helps a lot. It can be noticed that in a dream, we most often perceive the surrounding reality with a certain a priori trust in it, even if it is somewhat fantastic/unusual. In such dreams, we find ourselves not as spectators in a movie theater, but as active people, we make choices just like in ordinary life, we take it seriously, attach importance to it, feel and experience something-all this together creates the fabric of authenticity of the lived experience. Therefore, in a dream, we can have time to live many different lives, accumulate tremendous experience, and even feel the pain of a crime or temptation that we have never succumbed to in life. Therefore, nothing can be proved, but you can navigate in this space here and now.

  2. No, you can't. Follow the white rabbit, the chosen one, the lonely one, the one and only special one in this world. Without you, we're just zeros and ones. Why didn't anyone see this as a schizoid attempt at delusions of grandeur? It's time to make a disclaimer before filmoi “do not watch schizoids, otherwise they will imagine themselves to be the only and unique real ones”.

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