One of the hobbies I enjoy is reading books on Quantum Physics. So many unknowns speculated upon and extrapolations made. You can't help think that philosophy is not dead...just renamed scientific hypotheses. :-)
The illustrious double slit experiment is spun in so many different ways and used to validate new ideas almost daily.
So to again try and explain the outcome of a complex experiment with a truncated definition; "Waves and particles only solidify into reality upon observation!"
I am going to leave it at that for this article. There are tons of resources if you wish to research it, but based on that, I have my own key to understanding reality.
Wherever we focus IS reality. Reality is a program where we choose the subroutines of our existence with our focus.
So if i focus on what I am missing in my life, it is a miserable life. If I focus on the beautiful sunrise and the things I do have, I couldn't be happier.
I am writing the Hiccup Chronicles (will it never end...lol) and its premise is that we are outside of the universe engaged in a simulation program called our physical existence. (a slowing down of the energy waves so things can be solidified)
The physicists speculate that there are multiple worlds. Which I believe is partly correct. The program of this existence has already been written. We are just exploring all desired subroutines of that program. We possibly are creating and expanding the range of possibilities. How would the butterfly effect of "NOT taking that toy truck away from my younger brother actually affect the entire program of the universe?"
People yell at me quite adamantly when I say you choose your subroutine in the program. "I would NEVER have this problem or this illness or trouble if I had a choice. You must be freaking kidding me!"
Well lets look at the things we enjoy. We like to play games. We like to make artificial rules and then try to see if we can win with those limitations. We workout, take on challenges, create and build things.
If this world WAS just a game or an artificial construct, and we knew we existed elsewhere, then the difficulties we have here would be like moving the game from easy to hard.
If reality is anything we can conceive and we have played this game on easy level, sometimes we will raise the difficulty, lift a heavier weight, run a greater distance.
The interactions of this program only allow us to engage with 5 senses, all of which have been scientifically proven to be foolable, yet we only count those interactions as reality?
There are obviously more senses out there. Animals have all sorts of abilities we do not. (radar, animal-direction sense for migration etc.) So we are limited.
We create measurement tools/math of our own creation and then act as if those are the only definitive truth?
We try to quantify things and make rules saying "Well it works for A, B, C; so if it doesn't work for the rest of the alphabet it must be the "things" that are wrong, not our measuring stick?"
In our digital age we try to put all the rest of the alphabet into an algorithm. It can't be reality if we can't shove it into our self-declared measuring compartments.
If we limit our life to ONLY looking at the measurements of our self-created compartments we will miss a very entertaining existence.
Wonder, philosophizing and enjoying the "not knowing" is the journey.
Focus and slow down on what you WANT to see, experience, choose your subroutines and enjoy the journey.