My Metaphysical Musings February 4, 2009Posted by Matt in random.
Tags: existence, insanity, metaphysics, mind, ontology, reality
I sometimes wonder if I am completely losing my mind, like my grasp on that ever-slippery piece of reality in which I reside is weakening. I sit and ponder the existence of those entities that surround me, whether it is the supposed fellow beings walking this seeming substantive world or the true tangibility of items that come into contact with my senses. What is real? My wife? My kids? The cars parked outside? The earth beneath my feet?
I sometimes question whether or not all of this, the entirety of this corporeality, is but a product of my imagination, maybe just some over-long dream sequence. Is everything just an invention of my mind, or, for that matter, am I but a shadow on the wall in someone else’s?
I don’t know, perhaps this ontological problem is just a product of having spent part of my life in a coma. Maybe I’m normal, maybe I’m crazy, or maybe I should just shut up, sit down and watch more mind-numbing television.