ERGH! You have no idea how much this hits home for me! (Well, being a writer, you probably do )
So many times, I've had people on my back saying "Oh, can you put my OC in this story?" "I think you shoudl do this," "Oh no, MY OC is soooo much better, I'll send you the info, my OC NEEDS to be in this fic..."
newsflash: I am not here to please you! Pleasing everyone is pointless! Go and get a life!!
*fume* sorry for the rant, thank you for this
Fourth Wall is down? Alex Jones is unimpressed. That means the Germanic Death Cults are on their way. I better get ready for the Mothership to beam me off to Atlantis.
You should study Descartes, Leibniz and Berkeley. They have interesting takes on the question of reality. I tend to like Berkeley's idea that there are two forces: Spirit and Mater (crudely interpreted) and that the physical matrix of reality is technically illusory, overarched by the spiritual. Leibniz taught that the physical universe is actually one organism wherein different spiritual essences (Monads) are caught. Descartes wanted to revolutionise thought, by teaching us to question everything. He actually began by trying to prove whether or not he existed. In the end, he was convinced he did. You know, because:
"Cogito Ergo Sum."