Posted by Dinah on February 4, 2004, at 17:06:47
In reply to Reality or perception?, posted by Karen_kay on February 4, 2004, at 12:47:20
Ok, I'll give you my probably warped view. I have always, always, been inordinately aware that "reality" isn't real at all, just a perception. That what I see is just a representation of what's in front of me. That we only have a microscopic view from our vantage point of what reality actually is. That we could all really just be figments of someone else's imagination. All sorts of weird thoughts about reality.
And as for my belief as to whether we are "good" or not. I think we are our choices (to quote Dumbledore). If you consistently choose to do good, despite your hidden thoughts, then you're pretty good. And if you constantly harm others despite the best of intentions, well then maybe you need to give yourself another good hard look. We can't choose how we feel, or even our thoughts a lot of the time. But we can choose how we act on those feelings and thoughts. In the end, our choices define our character. Harry Potter contains a lot of wisdom. :)