I don't whether or not this should be a thread for On-Topic or here, but do you ever get that feeling that you're seeing yourself as an outsider? I got it once when I was watching TV as a kid. Not too long ago I got some pretty strong dissociative feelings with weed and salvia - imagine seeing yourself as such as another cog, just another ant in the anthill, and this life you have, this is it. An extremely unpleasant feeling. I guess it makes me wonder about life. Logically we all know that we're all just molecules that through methods beyond our understanding somehow managed to bunch together and create an entity, and that in the end that entity will "die" and the molecules will be redistributed. I find this terrifying. The triviality of it all. I feel like I'm losing my faith - and now I've read about some other fucked up shit: Imagine that some posthuman civilization got so technologically advanced that it just runs "ancestor simulations" (read: us) for fun. All the time I spend watching TV, or movies, or playing video games - then I imagine zooming out a bit more where something else is just watching or playing me. Striclty speaking, we really don't know jack shit, and anything could be possible. What is life? What is existance? Okay - even if it turns out to be religion, or if its a Matrix, or it doesn't mean anything at all, I guess the thing that bothers me the most is this feeling of being "stuck" - I don't enjoy who I am very much, and I'll never be able to experience existance through the eyes and feelings and thoughts of anyone else. This is it.