By Vasile Onica
In the common belief, a physical world means something that can be seen and measured: length, width, height and time. In order to make sense of what surrounds us, mankind has started a journey to believe in everything that can be measured and/or sensed disregarding everything else and considering it non-physical. The physical world can be bluntly described as moving from one place to another, home to school or work, meeting friends, travelling and any other activity that is confined to a measurable system.
The linear distance we move between two points; we call it length. Since the beginning of time we wanted to leave the earth behind and move towards the sky; the distance between where our feet lies and the furthest point looking up, we call it height. Moving around in the world we noticed that things are not linear and beginning to understand them, we found a new dimension that completes the first two: width. With these we created a mathematical understanding of the surrounding that we called 3D (three dimensional). Then, the more we spend within those 3 dimensions, the more we came to notice the changes that an additional force made to ourselves; and that we called time. The above is something that one would define as a physical world.
Then we stumbled into things that we could not explain and made us wonder: Why do we believe in God if no one has ever seen him? Why do we believe in Love, if it is something that we cannot pin-point to a specific trigger? How do we measure Faith, how do we measure Love, how do we measure a Bond, how do we measure any feeling in this world? It makes us wonder that even if it is not something that can be measured, does it make it less physical?
My physical world resumes not only to what I can see with my eyes and understand with my mind, but also to things that science testified to be real yet nobody has ever seen them. No one should give in to the frame of mind others have set out and create their own physical world, even if others believe that they are crazy. I DO believe in aliens, even if we have not been ensured of their existence. But I find it unbelievable that in this perfect and homogeneous universe we are alone, in billions of stars, planets and galaxies, yet some believe we are unique. We may be unique but we will never be alone. We should start thinking outside the box. We should stop going mainstream, we should step out of the drawn square we are living in and create our new unlimited physical coordinates of our world. Is sky the limit? Before the last century we thought it was. Now, imagination is the new limit. What are we without imagination, dreams and hope? We are driven by these things; without them how do we differentiate ourselves from other species?
I don’t understand why the people always have judged others for their sexual orientation, race, religion, color. Please, get your head out of your box; don’t remain confined in the limits of your country, culture and traditions, take a look at the other worlds, how they are treating the others that are different from them. The world is in a continuous evolution, the geographical coordinates can change every minute, it just needs a little bump from the right forces. Global warming, tsunamis, hurricanes, territories can appear and disappear, just like mentalities and “boxes”. We refuse to be ants that cannot pass the line drawn up by a superior intelligence, we should embrace the fear of the unknown and only then we can eventually find our true North.
Now, prove me wrong!