Play 20 - What Reality
A: Whatyoumean my reality? There's just one reality
B: nah, mine is definitely different to yours like
A: what? That's insane
B: nah, that's science mate
B: yeah, like no two people see the same colours
A: and that is proof that reality is subjective?
B: Yes, hell yes. I mean, there's more. Like two people see the same accident from basically the same angle but will tell the police totally different stories on how it went down
A: Okay, but they're in shock, there are still facts in the case
B: not really
A: yes really
B: Like what?
A: how fast the driver was going, on what road, whether it was green or not, you know, facts
B: but there will be two different testimonies on all that
A: not if you just get the science
B: but if there's no speed camera or CCTV?
A: there usually is
B: yeah but if there isn't it's word against word
A: but reality isn't a debate team exercise, you can't just bend the truth
B: that's so backwards
A: Right! Wait. What is?
B: An idea of a truth man, there's no truth
B: Post modernism, innit?
A: What are you talking about
B: Like Derrida and shit, there is only slippage, meaning evades us, words are lies
A: words are lies?
B: yeah man, it's all just symbols for something else
A: yeah okay but that something else still exists, it has, you know, matter, weight, height, etc, you can't just say that because words are tricky and can be messed with by some post modernists that there is no reality
B: dude I think you'll find that I can
A: whoah, so Trump is just like this philosopher then, teaching us about how nothing's real
B: right on, everything's subjective
A: But nothing happened in Sweden
B: well some things happened
A: not a terrorist attack
B: terror is a state of mind, maybe to him it did
A: okay where is this coming from, you know you sound crazy, right?
B: I don't care, I just think that the media has always been telling lies and words have always failed to represent reality because reality is relative and highly bound with an individual experience anyway so to talk about truth is bullshit. Post-truth makes perfect sense to me. Alternative facts are just like all facts, somewhat ill fit to represent anything we call reality which is actually totally made up in the first place.
A: please stop watching the Matrix.
B: too late dude.
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Hi, this is a little experiment in writing, where I will write one short play (most of which will be awful) a day for the month of February. They're not polished, there are no rules, I just write them and post them. But I have to post one a day.