Sophie [after studying Bishop George Burkeley]: “I am scared that nothing is real.”
Alberto Knox: “That’s called existential angst, or dread, and is as a rule only a stage on the way to new consciousness.”
Morpheus, The Matrix
“What is ‘real’? How do you define ‘real’? If you mean what we can taste, smell, hear and feel then what’s ‘real’ is nothing more than electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
Merriam-Websters Dictionary entry on “real”
“1: of or relating to fixed, permanent, or immovable things;
2a: not artificial, fraudulent, or illusory“
Anyone else ever been through existential angst as you combat the possible reality that life, as you know it, doesn’t really exist?
What could be more real than life, as most people understand it?