Does the dream end?
If a dream inside a dream is a dream, does the capability of the lucidity of existing in three places and three realities at the same time end when the dreamer wakes from the dream?
Is life an illusion we create for the sake of reality?
These questions have simple answers, but they’re fun to debate because we all know that whatever we give as an answer is theoretical and therefore open to argument. Each generation questions its place in society – from the individuated perspective and from the perspective of the greater collective, and each generation changes the answer in some way from the generation before them. Nothing is carved in stone- nothing! I think our eagerness to argue and redefine what has already been defined is because we don’t want to be our parents; we don’t want to be those who were before us. We want to be ourselves, – so we seek ways to create that distinction. However slight the separation between the past and the present perspectives and theories may be, they do act as a reflection of who we are and the culture in which we live. Like the rings of a tree trunk tell the story of the tree’s existence, the ever-modifying answers to existential questions are a reflection of the times, and society’s perspective of how we perceive knowledge.
However, it is also true that the majority consensus says one thing, while an individual silently believes another. – It is that individual, in the circle of change who will forge the path for future generations to follow.