Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Reality is fiction; fiction is reality

I think that it's a good idea to shut oneself off from the outer world of reality, and instead delve into the inner-world of the psyche. I think that it's best to ignore political situations and current-events. All these things become irrelevant when you're a dreamer/seeker in the terrain of the unconscious. One gets to the stage when there is no point in differentiating between what's reality and what's fiction; one gets to the stage where one must build a self-constructed realm which is specifically modified to alter our perceptions of reality.

Fiction/art that draws ideas from reality remains fiction in the same way that reality which draws from fiction remains reality. I really fucking hate it when moronic cunts put a strong emphasis on the societal aspects of a work of fiction. For instance, take James Joyce's Dubliners or the enture oevure by Faulkner: although these works of fiction were inspired by events that occured in the real world, they still stand on their own as aesthetic works of fiction and can be enjoyed whilst ignoring the elements of 'reality' in them.

I hate values and morals. What's the fucking point in imposing these restrictions and limitations on a life which is meant to be lived to its fullest potential? It may sounds hedonistic and selfish, but self-fulfilment exceeds outer fulfilment. People that follow political events and discern a distinction between reality and fiction are solely interested in group development. Solitary pursuits surpass those pursued by groups of people that are interested in abolishing poverty or pathetic bollocks like that.


My blog entries never turn out like what I envision them to be like.

I urge you to read the introduction to J. G. Ballard's Crash or watch David Cronenberg's Videodrome to get a better idea of what I attempted to convey.


Anonymous said...

The idea of a world where we could all do whatever we wanted is a utopia. Politics is necessary for our society to work. If no-one cared for what's happening in the world - what do you think the consequences would be? I'm sure YOU can manage to live your life without much concern for current events - but don't judge those who do care.

If there was no moral, there would be no limits for what people could get away with. Our moral is partly what separates us from animals - we know that it's not okay to kill each other. And we feel that it's wrong to do so - or is that simply because of the thoughts that are put in our heads growing up? I don't think so.

Why would the fight against poverty be pathetic? Do you really think that it's fair to live in this unbalanced society, where some have everything and the rest has nearly nothing?

Go ahead and live in whatever way you like (as long as it doesn't hurt others). But don't judge other people simply because they don't share your view on life. There's no such thing as ONE correct way of living - we are all different.

I follow political events. I separate fiction from reality. I am NOT 'solely interested in group development'.

Simon King said...

I condemn in my post the idea of having to regard everything 'equally'. I can't fucking stand the importance of stressing 'IMO' in every single piece of writing. As I said before: if you have something to say, you fucking say it. It's my INTENTION to sneer at all the cunts who block my path of self-fulfilment.

Just because these are my opinions, I'm not trying to lure people onto my side and I'm not trying to be a guru or a mentor. My opinions stand as what they are.

Of course there's no correct way of living, but because of this inherent reason it is necessary for the ostracized individual to self-construct a truth which differs from the prevailing convention and present it as CORRECT and and as the TRUTH.

I digressed away from my original intention in this blog entry, and your arguments are ignited by this unintended digression. What I attempted (but failed) to convey was that reality and fiction are synonymous and that there's no point in differentiating between the two of them.

All this could be a figment of my imagination. I think that the only way to progress is by distorting reality and, along with this attitude, comes the dismissal of politcal events. Distorting reality can come via a variety of methods, but for me the most effective one is to sit alone in a room with pen and paper and conjure up ideas which reside in the hidden depths of the imagination.

Anonymous said...

My arguments (against what you didn't intend to write in this blog entry) are justified either way.

I am currently choosing to (try to) live in the real world, to be able to focus on school and not relapse into my former state of mind. I think it's important to see the difference between fact and fiction, at least in some cases. Living in a dream world might work for a period of time, but when that world falls apart, you're left with NOTHING. That's my experience.

I get what you mean about finding truth, and I agree. I'm not there yet, but feel that I'm getting closer. However, I think that we look at most things in a totally different way.

- said...

I sympathise with SK's reality is fiction/fiction is reality statement. But I see the two as synonymous not as a distortion of reality, but as the reality of reality.

The metaphysical and the physical are one and the same. I do not feel this requires a dismissal of political events. I do feel that it does lend itself more to certain political leanings for a variety of different reasons.

Samuel Beckett is, I feel, somewhat of an authority on the issue.