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Lonely Child

Posted on Nov 27, 2020 by in Poetry |

Lonely Child

Lonely child,
The world will be made for its people
You’ll be the world’s, so much, so much taller
But you’ll be alone, no, you’ll not be part of this
Lonely child,
Will you be happy, do you want to play
With your crazy demons on, yeah
And not to start again like you did when you started this game, yeah
Cause then you’ll be, will be, do you want to
Change the plot or not at all, yeah
The camera moves from point of view to the ground below
For no second guessing, no matter how rough
Whether you’re happy or sad or how bright and free
Just look you in the eye and say you want the same thing, yeah.

Solipsism and Loneliness

Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one’s mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind.

There is a notion of solipsism that suggests that we can never know anything about the outside world because we only experience our own thoughts and feelings. Our understanding of poetry, knowledge, and everything becomes limited to what is in ones own mind.

If this is true, then it would be impossible to prove that others exist. However, I think most people do not hold strictly to the notion of solipsism because we have some knowledge about other minds through our interactions with them.

It seems to me that we have a few choices when we think about the existence of others. First, there is sense certainty. In this view things appear to exist because I perceive them and other people make claims about what they experience.

But, this is merely an appearance. In truth, things may not exist if they do not appear to me and other people cannot be trusted in their claims of what exists because they are simply hallucinating.

We might say that this view is a form of skepticism. It suggests that I cannot have any knowledge about what exists because all claims can be doubted.

I think another view is more common in human society. It suggests that we do not really know what exists, but it seems to us that there are other minds and the world around us.