Consider the position of modern skepticism. Descartes gave birth to Matrix-type theories in his question “How do we know that we are not now dreaming?” According to Descartes, we know because God would never be so cruel as to leave us trapped in an endless dream, but let’s say that he is (or that divinity isn’t involved in this matter or doesn’t exist).

What would you do if you found out that you have been in a coma for all of what you know to be your entire life? What if everything you remember is part of an elaborate dream? Would you do anything differently? If you were offered a chance to wake up, would you? Why or why not?

Post your response in at least four sentences.

Respond to another student’s post in at least three sentences.

a student respond

If I were to discover that my whole life I was really in a coma the entire time and everything I have experienced up to this part of my life was a dream, I would be very disappointed. To discover that my whole life “was a lie” such as my memories, the lessons I’ve learned, and the people that have made an impact in my life; that discovery would make me feel helpless. I would feel helpless knowing that there is absolutely nothing I can do to change the fact that my whole life was a dream. It would infuriate me knowing that the fact that the entire time I had absolutely no control over the situation. Knowing that I was in the dark about the fact that I was living in a dream would make me feel cheated. If I were offered a chance to wake up I would accept that chance. There is always room for improvement and knowing that I have a second chance to gain justice and reedem myself from the fact that my entire life was a lie, I would. Who knows maybe my second chance at doing my whole life over again would actually be to my benefit. I would know not to make the same mistakes twice, through the knowlege I acquired from my past experiences/past-life.

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