We all see things differently. What is real to one person may not be read to another. So how do you choose what to believe? Some people won't believe something until they see it for themselves, others will believe it if it is seen in a reliable source, or at least thought of by them as a reliable source. Other people believe almost anything they hear. So how do you determine if something is real or not? Do you listen to your friends? Your parents? TV? What? Is there really anyway to discern reality from illusion without seeing everything and doing everything for yourself? For instance if you were to watch the news and someone was assasinated, do you believe the news caster when he/she immediately claims it was some militia or terrorist group? How do you know the person was even assasinated in the first place? How far do you trust what you see and hear on the news and from friends/family? Or how do you choose what to believe and what not to believe? If you believe in god why? If you don't believe in god why don't you when so many other people do? What other things do you believe/disbelieve? And how do you arrive at these conclusions?