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Keywords: Real, Imagination, Faith, Alien, Virtual Reality

Are you real or living in a virtual reality world? Are your strings being pulled by some giant alien puppet master whose intelligence we cannot even fathom? Are we all part of a great big game for his or her entertainment?

Do you feel like you have been here before and done the same thing before? Does the pattern of your life seem all too familiar?

Sometimes when my imagination gets the better of me I wonder if I am real, or just a pawn in someone else’s grand design. I don’t mind if the someone else is God, but God help me – what if it is some alien intelligence that is pulling my strings and making me do the things I do.

Sometimes my imagination gets the better of me and I wonder if this is so. Sometimes I question my faith.

Am I real, or just some phony charlatan – an imposter in someone else’s world – a joke – a comic character?

Most of the time I take myself very seriously, and firmly believe that I am real, but I still have doubts. What about you?

Do you question your lack of emotional involvement sometimes? Do you wonder where your passion and lust for life has gone? Do you sometimes feel more like a spectator than a real participant in the game of life?

I have so many questions, and so few answers. How about you? Do you know who you are and what your purpose in life is, or do you question your very existence?

I want answers. How about you?

Sometimes I let my imagination run wild and imagine that I can reinvent myself – make myself into some one truly wonderful like a guru or a prophet, but then I wake up and it is just the same old me doing the same old things.

Why the need to question myself? Why do I feel there has to be more to life? Why do I sometimes question my faith?

This is not a game I am playing. This is my life, as I know it. This is as real as it is going to get for me. What about you, do you question yourself? Do you wonder if you are real?

It’s reached a point where I am writing a novel about a young man who questions if he is really a prophet or a charlatan. I don’t have all the answers. Maybe you can help by adding your thoughts to whether we are real. If you have better answers or words than me I could always change the ending of the novel and give you credit. Maybe we could all begin again and discover a new reality.

Author's Bio: 

Hi, this is Arthur Levine, to leave your thoughts on whether we are real please go to johnnyoops.blogspot.com.