The Universe is Like a Magic Trick

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The Universe is Like a Magic Trick

The universe is like a magic trick because of the questions and beliefs that arise when something is shown to people that doesn't coincide with their beliefs about reality and what can and can't possibly happen. It causes many different reactions.

The universe, it's vastness, how it was created, and why we are a part of it amazes and astounds many people who are constantly searching for answers. Others believe they have the answers and try to persuade people to understand their view. Others don't even think about it at all.

When witnessing the tricks of magicians, most people say, "Wow, that was amazing." The thought, question or statement that comes next is what I perceive makes the universe like a magic trick.

Those words could be, "He must have magical powers," or "I know it was a trick, it was fun to watch and now I am going to go do something else," or "I know it was a trick, I want to figure out how it was done," or "He can't fool me though, I know how he did it, listen and I'll tell you how."

People who immediately assume that the magician really has magical powers merely by trusting what they saw are the people I would coin as unexposed to commonly know "reality." A good example is young children. When attending a magic show, they may know that they can not do what they just saw, but will believe that the person performing for them can somehow. They may not question how they were tricked at all. Their connection to reality will be made when someone tells them that it was a trick. Then the child will ask how it was done. They will either be satisfied with the answer they receive or not. They will have a change in character at this point.

Those who know and accept they where tricked, are happy that they have been entertained, and go about their business without wondering how, are the people I would classify as doers. I think that the majority of people in the world are doers. These are people who go along doing this and that without ever trying to seek solutions to life's unanswered questions. These type of people are happy knowing what they know. They are open to learning new things as they are brought to their attention through daily routines.
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