Is there any objective reality? Can reality exist independently from our minds? Do we experience world as it really is… or as we need it to be? Can we be free of assumptions in daily life, have objective media, and be able to evaluate art reasonably?
Many scientist, philosophers and great thinkers have tried to answer these questions for centuries.
During our event “Is There Objective Reality?” we also discussed these topics along with many others. We considered the matter from the perspectives of science, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, art, media, and included satiations and examples from our daily lives.
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco
Our main goal was to start questioning some of the mind-blowing questions, to raise awareness and improve understanding of micro and macro dimensions of the world we live in. We are always curious and open to new knowledge and ideas.
To get deeper, here is a thought-provoking TED Talk video by a cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman. He is trying to answer the following questions: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? He also explains how our minds construct reality for us.
Objective reality topic is really huge and cannot be covered in only one discussion or article. Here we want to give you some hints and directions how you can expand your knowledge and apply it in daily life.
These are useful questions you can make a habit asking yourself on regular basis:
- What is a fact for you? What facts and information do you use to form you opinions and make decisions?
- How objective are you when judging and blaming others or yourself?
- Do you trust mass media? How do you filter and evaluate information you receive from different sources? And how do you select these sources?
- Do you like art? Do you believe there are any objective criteria to evaluate it? Do you know what determines prices on art objects and why some of them cost such exorbitant amounts of money?
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
Life Potential team wishes you all the best on your question-and-answer journey 😉 Don’t hesitate to question us if there’s anything we can help you with.