Living beings have a property we call consciousness that we cannot understand completely. The philosophy is that due to consciousness, living beings are self-aware. They are perceptive of their environment and reciprocate to stimuli. But it is nothing less than a miracle if we think about it. We have the same atoms, molecules, cells, and organs as any other person has. But our consciousness is private to us. It makes us believe that our body is unique. It protects its body from harm and strives for its pleasure. If the body is hurt, the consciousness feels pain; it possibly cannot for another body. Its actions are selfishly limited to its body, and it perceives a range of things only concerning a specific body.
If we give it a thought, the philosophy of consciousness is not at all difficult to understand. Tricked by our ego, we coined a new word for something that is a universal law. One or more fundamental particles constitute the universe. These particles come together to become viably stable atoms. And each atom behaves as a single entity (unless there is quantum coupling). It does not form bonds keeping in mind other particles, and it does not prioritize others. Its sense of surroundings is not affected by anything other than its physical composition. When atoms form molecules, the molecules become a single entity. And as the complexity increases, cells, organs, and individuals behave similarly.
Humans are capable of thought and imagination. Our intelligence has come to a level where we choose to act based on plans rather than subconscious reactions. We create a language and think in it too. So, our sense of identity becomes awareness in our minds. While animals have a sense of curiosity, they are oblivious to the emotion of why. And so, no living being other than humans can ask, “Are we real?”
This section discusses the ideas of consciousness, morality, and justice. The philosophy of life, the mind, and the universe.