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We live in a Fictitious World.

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We live in a Fictitious World By Eddie Ho Fiction can engulf a person's mind completely. People, young and old, from across the glove, have touched the world of fiction ever since the first bedtime story they read about giant beanstalks, chariots made from pumpkins and Prince Charming's magical kiss with Snow White. When they turn over the last leaves of their pages and close the beautifully printed covers, they lock the doors to the land of fiction and turn back to reality; back to their living and competing for their survival in the real world. However, it has occurred to me that reality may not be as real as we think it is. We live in a world where the truth that makes up reality has been hidden from us behind a closed set of curtains, only waiting for us to open those curtains and see if the sun is really shining on the other side of the window. "We live in a fictitious world," protested Michael Moore, who tried to open our eyes to the reality of the current war on Iraq during the Academy Awards. ...read more.

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It is clear that people live through fiction created by governments and their tyrannous leaders. The question is: If secrets were kept then and secrets are kept now, is it possible that we live in a completely fictitious world, controlled by some mysterious figure sitting in some rule, somewhere, watching us? Out there today are many films and literature that depict our lives being controlled and surrounded by fictitious elements. In 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell, Winston is surrounded by people who had no choice but to follow all fictitious news broadcasts day by day, to do everything they were told to do by the telescreen, and to believe everything they were told to believe. Facts were constantly changed, hidden or destroyed leaving lies for civilians to digest. The film, 'The Matrix' is another example of how people were controlled. The world where Neo lived was not real, but a simulation software within which he lived, that blinded him from the terrifying truth that the world was being controlled by intelligent computers. ...read more.

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What technology a military possess is hidden so to discourage formation of terrorists that may use those weapons against the ruling government. Without these fictitious elements to which we are exposed to, chaos would spread everywhere. The government will have no control. The truth is, we do live in a fictitious world, whether you believe it or not. We live in fairytales and novels written by journalists, propagandists, philosophers and rulers. We may live in one level of fiction only or we may live in fiction that is part of another fiction. We may just be living in worlds enclosed in one tiny marble - among with hundreds of other marbles with hundreds of other enclosed worlds. We don't know about it because we have been born into this fictional world, we live in this fictional world, and we will die in this fictional world. It floats in the air and flows in our blood. Until that saviour from Apple comes running along to break that giant telescreen that is blinding and hypnotizing us, we will never be able to turn over the last leaves of our pages and close the beautifully printed covers. ...read more.

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