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For many years, we’ve been thinking about how everyone wants to be able to know what is real. When the Plandemic lockdown was imposed (in the second week of March 2020) it highlighted the fact that most people don't know how find out what is real. This lack of a basic thinking skill has recently created disastrous results for vast numbers of people. Most people are asking the wrong questions about the things that are important to them.


‘Is it really time to go home?’

‘Is it really that cheap?’

‘Is it really that expensive?’

‘Do you really love me?’

'Is Santa Claus real?'

‘Is Climate Change real?’

‘Is the Coronavirus Pandemic real?’


We’d come to the conclusion that asking if something is ‘real’ is not the best way to find out what you want to know.


This is because there are four kinds of reality and not one. Each has its own rules and its own way of working. The four realities are:


  1. Objective Reality

  2. Subjective Reality

  3. Consensus Reality

  4. Imposed Reality


Objective Reality


This is, basically, the physical world. When you hold someone’s hand or bump into a table you are experiencing Objective Reality. What you think and feel about these events is Subjective Reality. Our natural ability to identify Objective Reality is what stops us from being run over when we cross a road. When we need to know whether more subtle or complicated things are a part of Objective Reality then we can use the Scientific Method.

Subjective Reality


This is what you experience inside yourself within your own mind. This is what you think and feel: it's the pictures and sounds, that you make in your head, and the emotions that you feel in your body. It doesn’t have to have any meaning for anyone else. This is your own individual, personal, and private experience.

Consensus Reality


When a number of people all believe that something is ‘real’ then, in one sense or another, it can become real for them. Aboriginal Australians had a traditional practice of cursing people by pointing a sharpened bone at them. When this was done to someone then it was normal for them to die within about a month. There is a story about how a European was cursed in this way and was completely unaffected. The Australian Aboriginals all believed that if this was done to you then you would die within a month, and so they did. This is known as the Placebo Effect. The Europeans had no such belief and so they continued to live.


Imposed Reality


This is when a group of people who share the same Consensus Reality force other people, who are outside of their group, to comply with their beliefs about what is real. So Imposed Reality is enforced Consensus Reality. For hundreds of years, in Europe, most academics and politicians believed that women were less intelligent than men and so women were not allowed to attend colleges and universities. This was Imposed Reality.


The Objective Reality was that women’s intelligence was equal to men’s. They demonstrated their intelligence in ways that affected other people, and the physical environment, and that other people could experience and verify.


Four Realities is a model for thinking. It can be very useful to know which kind of reality you’re dealing with so that you can make more informed choices and take more effective actions.


‘Some ways of thinking are more powerful than others.’ Robert Fritz, founder of DMA, Technologies for Creating, and Structural Consulting.


Four Realities

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