Do doubt. It might be just a simulated reality.

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented. It’s as simple as that.”
-Christof, The Truman show
Do you think what you see is real? How can you be so sure about it? How would do justify the fact that the world we live in is nothing but a simulated reality? Well, I cannot. And this is why I sometimes think, is everything surrounding me really real?
 
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A still from the final scene of the movie, The Truman show. Source
The Truman show is a Jim Carrey starred American movie released in 1998. The story is about the man named Truman Burbank whose life is transmitted unedited, uncut, 24X7 on the show called The Truman show. He lives in a dome, the fake world created for him by Chistof (Creator of his world, just as Christ). Truman believes in the reality which was presented to him. He could not see beyond the simulated boundaries for a very long time because of the human nature we possess, to believe in the reality that is put before us.
A similar idea was also presented in the movie series named The Matrix. In the movie series, the world where people lived in was simulated by very complicated computer programs. However, only a few could understand this. Rest all of them believed in the perfectly beautiful world covering up their minds.
Well, the movies are made to be dramatic and exaggerating. But try to draw and analogy between the idea put above and the world we are living in. Aren’t we totally overwhelmed by the world, things, rules, gods, food, culture, concept of good bad etc. that are fed into our minds? We are not humans, but people of varied countries, communities, beliefs and standards. Our minds don’t try to see to truth, it’s comfortable in the reality framed for us.

We always connect doubt with negativism. However, there’s something good about being doubtful. It is at least better that agnosticism. By being doubtful one doesn’t deny the possibilities. Doubting the standards and stereotypes rather, paves a new path for us towards seeing the reality with an unbiased and clear mind. Doubt is the first step towards the truth. Also, Gautam Buddha had said, “Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

Do you think that the reality might be different from what we have believed it to be and we can discover the truth of life, of  our existence and move beyond the sham world?

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This post was written as a part of the three day Quote challenge in which I was tagged by two of my blogger friends Bhavikk and Tennyson. Thanks to both of you for tagging me into the challenge.

 
Rules for the challenge:
  • Post one of your favourite quotes (different quote on each day) on three days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
  • Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.
  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
Here I tag another three people for this challenge:

 

Namrata Kumari

Hello! My name is Namrata Kumari. I am a daily 10 to 8 office worker and lately, I realized that this is not what my life should be like. I cannot just commute to my work place, work there for ten hours, come back to my apartment and sleep to wake up to do the same old thing day after every day. I know there are people just like me who wish to break through this monotonous cycle and make their lives even more purposeful. I chose blogging as a way to bring the much needed change in my life and to reach out those who share the same feelings. If you have any valuable suggestions then please share it below in the comment box.

11 Comments

  1. Hello Namrata,
    That's a beautiful quote you shared.

    Thank you so much for nominating me. Here are my favorite ones:

    — Inspiration can be acquired from outside, but one has to be Motivated from within to achieve success.

    — The hardest thing about climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

    — Things don’t turn around automatically, somebody has to take the initiative.

  2. A very interesting post Namrata. Doubts are the life blood, they make us think and they drive us ahead in life. They sure form a quintessential part of life and they do deserve to be treated with respect. I loved the movie Truman Show, brilliant one..

  3. This is one of the best quotes you have quoted as a part of the 3 day quotes challenge… Sadly, Not everything we see is real….. you very well explained with the example of the movie matrix and Buddha's quote 🙂

  4. Very motivational quotes, Alok. I liked the fact that you tried your best to be a part of the challenge. Thank You so much. Your quotes have inspired me to work even harder. 🙂

  5. A very intriguing one, Namrata. Discovering the truth of life is a never-ending process of introspection…because it's difficult to know one's own self… 🙂

    Thanks for the tag..I've already done with this quote challenge, but will do one more post for this tag of yours… 🙂

  6. Thank You so much, Maniparna. 🙂 This quote challenge is the best chain blog activity I have done yet. I am waiting for your post.

  7. That's quite an interesting quote :). I guess we believe what we want to believe. Moreover, these days we are fed with a certain kind of reality through social media, 24×7 news etc. which we tend to believe more often than not.

  8. Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from a lot of the information you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Thanks!

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