How Do You Know You Exist?

One of the reasons why I loved this video so much is that it reminds me of my childhood.  Childhood is a funny thing. At the time it seems to last forever, but one day it suddenly ends. When I look back at it, everything seems like it happened much more quickly than it felt like it was at the time.

When I was 8 or 9, I thought about about this specific question a lot. The difference between dream worlds and our (real?) one seemed so thin at times that I wondered if my entire life up until that point had been an elaborate dream.

For a while I tried to come up with an experiment to finally prove which theory was correct. I never did come up with a foolproof one, but it was an interesting thing to ponder.

I was originally planning to blog about Buskerfest today. It’s one of my favourite festivals of the year. In the past I’ve gotten some amazing pictures of the performers, but its new location and the abysmally humid weather this past weekend kept me from collecting enough stories about it to warrant a full post. Oh, well. Maybe in 2015. If Descartes is wrong, it’s only a few moments away. Ha!

What about you? How do you know that you exist? What philosophical questions kept you on your toes when you were a kid?

 

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