“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”
― Yvonne Woon, Dead Beautiful
Maybe each human being lives in a unique world,
a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans.
If reality differs from person to person,
can we speak of reality singular,
or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities?
And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others?
What about the world of a schizophrenic?
Maybe it's as real as our world.
Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not,
but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us,
and we can't explain ours to him.
The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently,
there occurs a breakdown in communication ...
and perhaps that is the true curse of being human, of being locked within our skulls.
We shared different facets of our thoughts this past month,
getting to know others better and giving others a month long chance to get to know us more fully.
Perhaps every person takes the limits of her/his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Due to work and health issues, I was restricted in how many friends I could visit.
But I visited Paris, the American desert, the Canadian landscape, and renewed friendships with Disney and old movies.
How much was your world enlarged by this year's A TO Z CHALLENGE?