W. C. Fields about Reality and Alcohol

On the subject of reality I like this one best:

Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol.

W. C. Fields

While alcoholism is far from being funny, in this one the danger of alcohol leads to a pivotal question in philosophy: What is reality? And not alone in philosophy but also in theology, psychology, brain reasearch and other sciences reality is an important subject and an unsolved problem yet.

What is your personal definition of reality? Can we ever be sure that something is real? Is alcohol a solution? What do you think?

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  1. Marc Latham says:

    Cheers for the comment on BNT. Good thought provoking question about reality. Reality is different for everybody I guess, depending on what info they receive and how their brain is structured.

    I think some events are decoded by some people the same way, but not all events are decoded by the same people the same way.

    It may seem like that some times, but that’s probably because one person is dominated by another, or a group, and just agrees through peer pressure or a desire to be accepted/liked.

    Don’t think alcohol is a solution, but it can be a stimulus or medicine at times.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Dave says:

      Welcome and many thanks for the first comment on this blog ever!

      I think you hit the mark! In regard to reality there is no objectivity, at best something like intersubjectivity. And this is in the most cases shared by merely a few people. Your theory concerning domination and peer pressure is also a very interesting point. I will think about it …

      Have a great weekend, too!

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