Nothing is Real, Get a Therapist


Nothing you have ever seen, felt, believed, known or thought is real. In fact, there’s less than a 50% chance it isn’t real, and the best part is, we will never know.

We’ve all heard of the simulation theory; the proposal that reality is an artificial simulation. This theory derived more follow-up questions than answers, the biggest one being “why?” Hypothetically, if you knew for a fact that our entire lives were false, what would that change? There’s no way to escape it, no way to leave; all you would be able to do is continue on with your everyday “life.”

Douglas Adams is an author who once wrote, “There is a theory which states that  if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” Have a good time trying to understand that one.

Scientists have said that as a person dies, their brain is still active for seven minutes in which they play a dreamlike sequence of their entire life. Many people have proposed that if this is true, maybe we are living through a dreamlike sequence. You’re probably thinking, we would know if this was all just a dream, but while dreaming you usually don’t realize it until you’ve woken up. Also, time in dreams doesn’t exist so what feels like seven minutes could be a lot longer.

At the end of the day, nothing we do means anything, and there’s no way any person will be able to comprehend our existence; just try thinking about it and your brain will hurt. So believe what you will, but at the end of the day your biggest concern I probably whether or not you’ll finish that math assignment before 11:59. Simulation or not we’ll never really be able to change how our life goes. It seems weird that people are so worried about their looks, grades, and things that don’t really matter when you realize we’re all just on a floating rocking a never-ending universe most likely containing things humans couldn’t begin to fathom.