Defined Words: reality
You are a human, meaning you have a mental plane capable of universes that you can share with others allowing them to build their own universe. Within a single universe that you create, you may have characters. Those characters can interact with each other and the universe in ways that you can anticipate based on how much you know about the characters you created.
Among all the universes that exist within the mental planes of all the humans, there exists only one that both you and I truly exist: it’s called reality.
Let’s say that you build a universe to represent the coming weekend. You are excited to finally hang out with that special someone and you anticipate everything going smoothly. The weekend comes and your special someone isn’t behaving like you anticipated. This is because the version of them in your universe was controlled by you since you created the character.
The real person will not always behave like you anticipate because they are not you. You both exist in reality and you both have the ability to build universes and create characters of each other. The only universe that truly matters is the one where you both exist.
When you build a universe, you can choose to make it very similar to reality while changing very minor things. For example, if you are waiting at the DMV, you can build a universe where everything is the same except one person has tentacles coming out of their head.
Universes can be vastly different than reality with entirely different laws of physics and history like Middle Earth or that galaxy far, far away. Both of these universes have a rich history filled with compelling stories and a huge amount is still unknown. To those who love to consume information about expansive universes, allow me to formally introduce you to our reality.
It’s been about 14 billion years and what a wild ride it has been! We are just a tiny blip at the tail end of the story of reality, though when you think about the countless stories that have been experienced by humans, you can get a better appreciation for just how detailed our brief history has been. The best part: it’s starring you! You are just one person among the trillions of organisms that have existed before you. To make it even more amazing, you get to be here at such an amazing time!
Taking part in reality isn’t like taking part in your own universes, what you build in your mental plane doesn’t actually exist in the physical world. You need to be aware that your actions in reality have an effect on other people. With every cemented action you make, you change the course of reality irrevocably; think about the “butterfly effect.”
You have the ability to build universes and within each universe, you can create an expansive web of possible effects that an action could have. The more you know about your world, the more accurate your universes are to reality. Even if reality goes nothing like you planned in one of your personal universes, just know that you will adapt. You will always adapt.
William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage and all men and women merely players.” You are part of this incredible journey and you get to be a part of shaping the future that we all share. Shakespeare was right: life is a giant story; choose the role of your dreams and join us. Reality is here waiting for you whenever you’re ready to step up and change it!