245 - Looking "Reality" in the eye

Where's Dim Sum? #245 - Looking "Reality" in the eye

Dim Sum lives dangerously and follows the big columns until they stopped stomping.

Often, I get into an argument with Wolfgang about reality. He says there's only one reality and he doesn't understand why I don't see it his way. I repeatedly explain that reality is actually subjective, because we all experience it differently, like the blind men and the elephant.

If you haven't heard that story, it goes like this.... Several blind men have never seen an elephant their entire lives, so they go to see one. One blind man touches the elephant's body and thinks that the elephant is like a wall. One touches the elephant's leg and thinks an elephant is like a column. Another touches the trunk and thinks the elephant is like a snake. Yet another touches the tail and thinks the elephant is like a rope. One more touches the ear and thinks the elephant is like a fan. So they all go home thinking they know just what an elephant looks like.

Then they get together later and claim that the others are imagining strange creatures that don't look like an elephant at all.

No wonder we argue so often.

model: Opal Lei
location: Winter Moon

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