The world is in turmoil.
So it seems. On a global scale, nations are dealing with terrorism, disease, genocide, natural disasters and poverty. On an individual level, it's the same -- people are struggling with their personal fears, health, mortality, physical security and finances.
How do I know this?
My perception of everything that's happening in the world depends upon how I process electrical impulses in my brain. Everything that I perceive, everything I've seen, heard or read about, plus everything that I conceive and that I believe, is electrical impulses in my brain. All Creation ... the Present, Past and Future of the Universe and all that dwell within and beyond it, are merely electrical impulses in my brain.
Does it matter whether there is more to Reality than that?
For practical purposes, everything has been reduced. These electrical impulses are mine to do with as I please. So, just for fun, I'll take my view of the world and stir in some fantasies and some memories. My vision of the future is imaginary, of course. Memories are my perception of things that happened in the past, minus the details that I've forgotten, plus whatever I now imagine to have perceived at the time. Let's be honest, memories are (to some degree) imaginary. The Truth is not naked.
So, it's all the same, huh?
When I recall the past or envision the future, it's all just electrical impulses ... like my perception of the present world in turmoil. Everything is just electrical impulses in my brain.
Surely, my brain is not the true center of the Universe. I'm just a lowly pilgrim.
So why, I humbly ask, is everybody making such a big fuss about my electrical impulses?