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You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything. — Richard Hugo 

837 deviants said True - Please advise.
184 deviants said False - Please advise.

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BlackShadow6202 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
From my own personal experience, it's not so much reality that shapes me as much as my emotions. I'm not really sure how to explain this, other than maybe reality has just let me down one too many times. While SOMETIMES my emotions aren't always reliable (I'm female...there's times when I can't trust my emotions. In fact, it tends to happen once a month...), I usually find myself looking at how I REACT more than the SITUATION. I guess this is also reflected in my "good" characters are based off of my emotional responses, while my "evil" characters tend to be based off of my I HAVE made one or two characters when I was pissed, and they HAVE stuck around...but they're barely used, and tend to be flat.

I dunno. This is just me. Someone else probably has a different perspective, and that's fine. I think this one might actually depend on the individual, not society, in order to ring true...
Fourthebetter Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To each you must owe something, they affect you.  To one you may owe more, for me, it would be reality.  I have overcome depression by being very emotionally blunt with myself.  The debts we owe are individual and entirely reliant on our pasts and what we see shortly forward.
praporsiza Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cannot draw a thind unless i FEEL it, i dunno how to put it the other way. I guess most of the people here would understand
crazcat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd LIKE to say that is true- but feelings are so fleeting and completely affected by the realities around us. As much as I may feel like I want something to be a certain way... or how a situation makes me FEEL- that isn't really what matters in the end- reality always wins out, whether positively or negatively. You really can't live in a dreamworld of emotion (unless you've got some sort of fantastic chemical imbalance).
Animedemon001 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I owe my entire self to reality. Our life force is a debt, we can only repay it by improving life for others.
startist22 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just for me, it's false. Alright, so yes, you do need to focus on yourself, you have to change yourself to change your perspective. But seriously? 
   The REAL world matters too. You can't be living in your own dream for fifty years. You need to focus on life, and get good things out of it. Get a job. A good job. Live in the real world, but don't overdo it.
ExpeditionFantasy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly! haha
LostFallenHero Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I say false, but that's my opinion.

When we are born, what are our feelings? Fear or Joy?
Reality is what creates us, shapes us, molds us into what we are and our feelings are formed later on at an older age. Are our feelings on religion, art, politics and life formed at an early age? Yes? No? Maybe? I owe more to reality than I do for my feelings, reality has taught me many things. When someone says "Congratulations" you smile because you feel joy whereas any negative comment would make you feel down (depending on the situation).
Reality shapes you for the future, but it's really up to you.

But again, that's just my opinion. I have various perspectives, opinions and theories to add, but I think I might go overboard and write too much, so I'll just leave it at that. :meow:
ViniVidi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
True in a way because as someone once said the mind is a place of its own and can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.
Having said that,I believe the opinion itself will vary from person to person as it is subjective to our personal view or understanding of reality in itself
LongCoolWomanInBlack Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Artist
Sorry, but I see no boundary between the one and the other. How you feel about what you perceive is a learned response you are as much a stone in front of you as you are anything else. The concept of personal reality is present up to a point but only a small point otherwise we jump into the mysterious différance a la recondite interpretations of Derrida in the 80’s and beyond. Personal reality is ???? Psychosis? A ketamine experience. Sure there is bias and aggregate of personal experiences which plays with signifier and signified. But, it is pretty clear we can communicate so we aren’t wired that differently. Having an aphasia would be different.
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