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#1 Aha's Shadow

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:39 PM

Still wish I knew what the truth was regarding whether I believe I'm in the same world or not. Maybe someone can help me with my current conundrum?

So one of the weird coincidental things that always happens to me is that products etc that I liked that disappeared from shelves/were discontinued at different points in time always seem to reappear when I think about them after a while. Great you would think, what a gift...but I don't want this control. I'd rather they didn't appear ever again and that I truly believed this was the real world, but dreams coming true don't fit with that world view. I'd say 99% of the products that I have thought about liking and whether they would come back all have and counting...

Anyone got a different way of thinking about this? It just feels to me like magic..like I have control, which I wouldn't have in the real world, so I can't be in the real world.

#2 Psyborg

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 10:56 PM

can you give an example ? 

 

is it something like " man where is the remote control I cant find it " and then you suddenly find it ? 

 

I dont get it 



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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:09 AM

This is an intellectual challenge.  Can you make things appear?  The answer is no. It's just impossible.  You may "feel" that you

can, but you "know" you cannot.  You might "feel" you have answered the math question correctly, and still receive a failing grade

because your teacher "knew" the answer was incorrect.  See how that works?



#4 Aha's Shadow

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:33 AM

This is an intellectual challenge.  Can you make things appear?  The answer is no. It's just impossible.  You may "feel" that you
can, but you "know" you cannot.  You might "feel" you have answered the math question correctly, and still receive a failing grade
because your teacher "knew" the answer was incorrect.  See how that works?


Ths is actually a brilliant way of describing how to differentiate whether something in my head is a feeling or belief. Sometimes I find it hard to tell.

Thank you for this.

#5 Aha's Shadow

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:41 AM

can you give an example ? 
 
is it something like " man where is the remote control I cant find it " and then you suddenly find it ? 
 
I dont get it


OK examples:

A pair of trainers that were discontinued a number of years ago which I thought about were re-released shortly after.

A shop used to sell these great flapjacks but got rid of them years ago. I thought about how them and how I wanted one, they appeared again shortly after.

After these examples and more I started coming up with things that I remembered which hadn't returned to reassure myself, one of them were these Twix biscuits in 3 layers which literally haven't been around for 20 years in the UK... Shortly after they were back in the shops.

Hopefully that explains things better. As I said you'd think this would be great, but not when you're worried this isn't the real world and this becomes evidence.

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 10:40 AM

OK examples:

A pair of trainers that were discontinued a number of years ago which I thought about were re-released shortly after.

A shop used to sell these great flapjacks but got rid of them years ago. I thought about how them and how I wanted one, they appeared again shortly after.

After these examples and more I started coming up with things that I remembered which hadn't returned to reassure myself, one of them were these Twix biscuits in 3 layers which literally haven't been around for 20 years in the UK... Shortly after they were back in the shops.

Hopefully that explains things better. As I said you'd think this would be great, but not when you're worried this isn't the real world and this becomes evidence.

 

 

it is just coincidence 

 

sometimes I think about an episode of a certain sitcom or cartoon and then suddenly it is on tv 

 

you are real . the world is real . I am telling you :)



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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:33 PM

i was faced with a similar predicament when I lost my emotions following intense temporal lobe seizures.  I came to realize my emotions couldn't be trusted

any more.  I had to rely on my intellect to survive in the absence of properly functioning emotions.  So, my intellect said I was damaged, but alive.

My intellect said my feelings of profound hopelessness had to be ignored if I was to survive.  My intellect said you have to go outside because you

cannot let your fears imprison you.  So I followed my intellect for several years, and my emotions returned to about 75% of what they once were.

That's better than nothing.  Life dealt me a bad hand, and I played it the best I could. All you can do is make the best of it.



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 01:40 AM

I understand the fear u have. There was a time years ago when i was a kid where the books i kept reading were made into movies literally right after id finish one. This happened three times in a row, back to back and although it was awesome to see them as movies, it was a bit creepy.
Ive also had some things just pop up again after thinking about them a bit. Ive also had weird moments of sharing the same thoughts as another person. Honestly, i think its all just coincidences, i think your just super duper focused on it.

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 11:38 PM

Can you will me a sandwich into existence, please? I don't mean any disrespect. I just like to challenge these kinds of beliefs.

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 12:08 PM

I'd say 99% of the products that I have thought about liking and whether they would come back all have and counting...

Or then 99% of the time they haven't, and you selectively remember when they have or remember wrong, possibly coming up with the "memory" post hoc. Memory is anything but reliable. No offence meant, but in unstable individuals such as yourself it's even less reliable. You're likely to remember things in a way that confirms your delusions.



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Posted 11 May 2020 - 04:59 PM

Aha's Shadow,

I have noticed many of the same type "coincidences" (that don't seem possible to be coincidence) that you have, and I wonder if I created this forum, and thus "you" in my own mind to not feel so alone. How this forum could exist and me JUST FIND IT TODAY after years searching for topics related to solipsism etc seems ridiculous. Google just NOW found this forum relevent for the search terms I've used?

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:45 AM

That's exactly what these delusions about making things magically manifest revolve around, coincidences. We know who made this forum, and he didn't do it because of psychic powers.




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