What are your thoughts on "reality" and our world?
For example, do you think everything we see (the material world) is truly there, or do you think it might be some sort of an illusion or dream?
I once had an interesting thought. I thought we might just be a dream in another entity's mind. The "big bang" was the start of the dream, and who knows when the dream may "end."
I love thinking about stuff like this. Like... is the wall in your house really there? Or is matter a temporary illusion, a counterpart, to an eternal non-physical realm made out of solely energy? And what about thoughts? Thoughts aren't made out of matter, though they might descend from it. But how could thoughts (images) descend out from something solid? That doesn't make sense. To be blunt, meat can't send pictures.
People only know about matter and energy. And since matter is temporary, it seems to hardly qualify as "real." Energy, on the other hand, is eternal. Because of this, in a sense, matter is fake. It is the temporariness of matter that makes it fake. Energy would be the real one, because energy is eternal.
Another idea I've heard is, the dream realm is the real world. The dream realm seems to be timeless, while the material realm is temporary. So when you dream, you are experiencing the real world. And when you are seeing the material world, you are seeing temporary things. In short, the dream world is the real world and the material world is the dream world.
What are your opinions? What do you think is "real"? What are your thoughts on our world?