Solipsism Paradigm of Reality
For the most part this paradigm of solipsism may be the
most simplistic one of them all. You may think it is ridiculous to
even deal with it, but there is an important principle that can be made
plain. The paradigm is the idea that I am all that
there is and that I am dreaming or imagining every aspect of "reality"
that I experience. In it you don't really exist except in my mind as a part
of my own dream or creation. Presumably, the purpose of the dream is my
amusement, but if this paradigm is true, it has the profound problem
that I don't remember when or why I started dreaming and why my dream is
so bizarre, so filled with evil or traumatic experience. Even more
troubling is that I have no clue as to how to control or clean up my
dream, eliminate the extremely unpleasant aspects of this stupid drama
that I experience. Apparently all that I can do is to hope to have a
Moral implications of this paradigm are
simply not there except as they pertain to the way I feel. Since no one
else really exists, there is nobody else that can possibly suffer; and
what I do in my dream matters only to me. It would seem to be folly to
care or worry about any of the characters in my dream because I don't
know whether or not my dream may change suddenly and dramatically to the
extent that the current characters are not even extant and are
The important point of considering this
paradigm is that it most acutely illustrates the true nature of belief
being based on internal evidence. Once you can doubt, not trust,
your own consciousness, apprehension, perception, logic and reason you
can believe anything. I can conceive of no way to ever
logically refute this paradigm. and no amount of experience or
information can trump the simple idea that it is all just me dreaming.
Conversely, no amount of experience or information can logically prove
this paradigm so that logic does not force me to accept it.
Consequently, it is only the acceptance of my own consciousness that
allows me to consider it.
Am I or could I be
trapped in this damnable dramatic dream? No, I simply choose not to
believe this paradigm based on the personal, internal evidence that I
don't like it. See the definition of belief.