Finally, I have a decent intellectual conversation, a nice vacation from the normal pedestrian conversation. I asked a good comrade of mine, "Is reality subjective?" This, bien sur, opens up a storm of controvesy, of which, none can be proven or disproven. Fun. I believe there are two main possibilities in this unsolveable mystery: One static and never changing reality, or multiple, even infinite realities. In my opinion, I believe the latter holds the most water. But please even though I mention the Christian Church, try to keep this discussion mainly secular.
1. One Reality. The one reality theory is an interesting one, it requires a, how do I say this, a Christian mind. Now let me explain that. I say Christian mind as the method that the Church teaches: this is how it happened, this is how it is, there is no alternative, everyone else is wrong. (I am not bashing the church in anyway, I am a member myself.) For the one static, what "sane" people see, feel, and think is reality, i.e., there is a general unspoken consensus on what it is. If you do not see what the consensus defines, then you are insane. For example, let's say the consensus is the current one in our world (if you don't know what that is, commit yourself to your local insane asylum), and what you see is that everyone is infact shapeshifting monsters out to kill you because you know that they are shapeshifting monsters. People wouldn't understand you, you would speak constant gibberish, if you will, and you would be committed to your local institution for the mental. You are insane, and that is "improper". One reality, one truth.
2. Multiple Realities. The multiple reality theory is more kind to the, if I may, mentally unstable. It simply says that reality is what you create for yourself. If you think that everyone is a shapeshifting monster out to get you, then, it's true. They are. It's your reality. Still there is still the main consensus reality, and every other reality is based off of that. It does not include say, realities that are based in different dimensions (because we have never experienced that, so one might say that realities are based off of experience). This theory also institutes a level of fear, myself included. Let me explain. You, as you are right now, may just be a simple pipedream of a insane man in a insane aslyum. Everything you have ever done, accomplished, just doesn't exist, it was only a dream. Scary, no? Because really, if you believe that what you see, feel, and hear is real, then it is, right?
Any other thoughts on this?