In my passively contemplative research I came to a conclusion that everything is real, even your wildest dreams. But at the same time everything is changing and re-shaping. By change and comparison we break the habit of our reality and become more open-minded and able to accept the realities of others. Something we think is unreal was or will be real at some point in history.
It all started because I've been hearing advice on that we should live the "real life". It always sounded a bit arrogant to me, as if the person suggesting it fought in one of the World wars, went to space and generally had experience spanning hundreds of years. However, the advice is most often heard from those dissatisfied with their lives.
There are so many people for whom having no running water for days or not being paid on time is out of the ordinary, while for others it is common, something they actually learn to expect. I personally, like some Jane Austen character, spent half my school days writing (homework) by candlelight, because the government was saving on electricity. And my childhood was spent in the 90s, not in the 19th century.
Others don't have electricity at all. or home. or food. I often think about it. Some people have difficulty deciding which car to drive to a fancy party.
But it's the material side to the real life. I guess other sides are even more complicated. Which mentality and way of thinking is more real? Is Maths more real than Literature, because usually you have only one exact answer to the problem, while in books you can have as many opinions as you like.
I really want to see this "reality" checklist, when you've experienced everything to be qualified for a real person who is living a real life.
On this optimistic note, I'll put an end to the tiresome ramblings and share this video with you that I made for the wonderful Moth Rah