"I" Am Merely an Illusion

You wake up, to a beautiful sunrise with the sun’s warmth blanketing your skin, as your face becomes warmer, lovelier, sweeter, like Shakespeare’s summer day in Sonnet 18. You feel nothing, but the absolute present, until your dreamy state is replaced with your everyday responsibilities, hazy memories, and core beliefs that define who you are. For a beautiful second, you were truly free, but then you gathered yourself and shifted into the mindset of who you believe yourself to be in this world, your Ego. We as humans use our perception as a somewhat survival tactic in this world. We use our thoughts and experiences to shape who we are and create certain labels that define us. I can call myself a Muslim, a writer, an Indian, a brunette, a dreamer, a sister, daughter, friend, etc. These labels make it easier for my mind to understand my sensations, perceptions, and thoughts put into a more comprehendible way to create my place in this world. This can be related to the Bundle theory creat

Meet the Intellects in 'The School of Athens' by Raphael

      Painting: 'The School of Athens' by Raphael Influential figures in this painting: Plato Plato's symbolic gesture of pointing up to the sky resembles his idea of "Theory of Forms" in which he explains that our world ,  the physical realm, is not real , but rather so the spiritual realm  is the truth. Spirituality is where our ultimate reality lies, not in this materialistic world. Aristotle Aristotle places his hand forwards, facing it towards the ground, to symbolize his theory of empiricism. This theory explains that all knowledge comes from sensory experience—smell, touch, sight, taste, and vision. Although Plato and Aristotle are right next to each other, their theories somewhat differ as Aristotle proposed a very humanistic approach to the concept of epistemology—the theory of knowledge. Socrates He is considered the father of philosophy and has taught many including both Plato and Aristotle. Socrates would enlighten people by questioning them endless

Exisiting Eternally and Equally

In a single equation, physicists have claimed to have found the unfathomable equivalency of mass and energy, while chemists ever so often bring up the Law of Conservation of Mass when attempting to explain the unexplainable, and biologists rationally express that your skin is made of sand which will one day decompose back into Earth. Physics, chemistry, and biology are all proclaiming the same ideas, yet they’re all left incomplete when viewed solely. When combining the philosophical idea of existence with these branches of science, could one say that we have found an answer to the question of existing eternally?               Before exploring the idea of existing forever, it is vital to distinguish the difference between both existing and living. When the words existing eternally are mentioned, you must be thinking about possibly being able to humanly be living forever, similar to the idea presented in the book,  Tuck Everlasting . In fictional terms, this can be true, but in the fiel