During a recent throw away comment made on the internet, I began to wonder if I actually exist.
It may seem like a strange question to ask, but I can not say for certain that I am, in fact, real.
There is the old saying "I think, therefore I am" But WHAT do I think I am?
It makes no sense.
Also, I have only ever seen photographs of myself or video's with me in them as proof that I not just some ones imagination and we all know that photo's and film's can be easily doctored and changed. There's a million apps out there to make it easy.
Pictures of me as a baby look nothing like me. For a start, I am a lot taller and wear fewer nappies these days. Also, I don't smile any more. Not worth the effort.
I'm pretty sure I am responsible for doing things and moving objects, but how many times have we (you) all put your keys on the table only to turn around and discover they are no longer there?
Nobody moved them. Only you.
Maybe it was me... but because I am not really here, I couldn't have done it. Or could I?
If I don't exist, then how is writing this post, you may ask. This post was actually writen on a Tuesday night in a dark room with a sleeping dog.
Mrs H has gone to bed, so I know it wasn't her and the dog is flat out in his corner - snoring, so it couldn't have been him...
It's a very good question to which I do not know the answer as I don't exist and therefore can not answer.
So how am I able to PROVE that I am real?
This is a test I can not fully perform.
How do I know that I am the one who is testing my own existence?
I don't know!
The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to think that I am not real.
This is scary.
People do talk to me.... not many, but there examples of folks having conversations to my face.
To counter this, there are many examples of people who talk to themselves or their imaginary friends.
Maybe I'm not really here.... it's not looking good is it?
If "I think therefore I am." is a truth does it also stand that "I think I am NOT, therefore I am...not"?