JC—Does it exist. « Designing Dublin: Learning to Learn

JC—Does it exist.

We all get into conversations about whether we believe in something or not.
This usually emanates around religion or whether we believe a politician or not. This is usually a black or white situation, no grey here. There’s a god, heaven/hell, the devil etc. we are also convinced that all politicians are corrupt, unless of course, we are members of that political party, then it’s the other party, while ours has all the answers. Non belief implies non-existance, whether its about Adam and Eve or whether someone is telling the truth or otherwise. We point to the fish crawling from the sea or the non-existance of the truth.
I woulds also question if the world is really round or flat as was claimed in previous centuries.
All circles, including the globe/earth have 360 points of equal distance apart. If, as we are told, the shortest distance between each point is level, meaning flat, surely this implies the earth is in fact flat?
Im sure this is all good, but what about thoughts, are they real? I mean, if you think something, surely thats real. A dirty thought, that came from nowhere? i dont think so. Beautiful thoughts, thoughts of love, memories etc, all real, surely if you think of a deity, that has to be real, even if it only exists in your head, your head is a real place, is’nt it?
What about leprechauns, ask any farmer, he/she wont believe in them,yet! will point you in the direction where they can be found, “you’ll find them over there” of course pointing in a direction that has no measurement, goes on for ever. There is of course the gold at the end of the rainbow, surely rainbows exist and there must be and end to them. If the gold at the end of the rainbow exists, surely the little people who own the gold must also exist. I come back to the prognosis as put to me by a social worker recently, if it’s in your head, it’s real.
Any thoughts on this?

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