Thursday, January 29, 2015
Team Ball is Lyfe Section 12
Today we all went out and walked, talked and thought like peripatetics. We had many discussions going at once. One of the most important was the question of reality as we see it. Jackson asked a mind boggling question: Are our shadows our true reality and we are their shadows instead of it being the other way around? We discussed this and started to go further into the question of reality, Jana asked another question, "What if we live in someone's dream?" We again discussed and realized that we have no idea or proof of what reality is. We have our senses to tell us that we exist but we don't know where in this expanding universe we exist or from whom do we exist. So this got too deep and we decided to change topics and some of us talked about 3rd world countries and their difficulties. We went on to ask the question of whether 3rd world people would be fine living in Plato's Republic. We ended up deciding from our experiences that 3rd world people have changed, somewhat westernized themselves to cherish democracy and not give in to a totalitarian government unlike centuries ago when most 3rd world countries were under a monarchy or another form of totalitarian government.