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"Can We Really Make Our Own Reality? The Truth About Heisenberg's uncertainty principle"



The concept of shaping our own reality with our thoughts has been popularised in recent years by books and films like "The Secret" and "What the Bleep Do We Know?". This idea suggests that our thoughts and beliefs have the power to manifest our desires and create our own reality. But is there any scientific basis for this claim, or is it just wishful thinking?


One of the key principles behind the idea of shaping reality with our thoughts is the notion of quantum mechanics, specifically Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. This principle states that the act of observing a system changes it, and that the observer has a fundamental impact on the system being observed. This has been used to suggest that our thoughts and beliefs have a direct impact on the world around us, and that we have the power to create our own reality through our intentions and beliefs.


However, while the uncertainty principle may suggest that our observations have an impact on the systems being observed, it does not necessarily follow that our thoughts and beliefs have the power to shape reality in the way that is often claimed. In fact, there is little scientific evidence to support the idea that our thoughts alone can manifest our desires or create the reality we desire.


While it is true that our thoughts and beliefs can have a powerful impact on our subjective experience of reality, there is no evidence to suggest that they can directly influence external events or physical reality in any meaningful way. The idea that our thoughts alone can shape our reality is a form of magical thinking, and is not supported by the scientific evidence.


Furthermore, the notion that we can shape our own reality with our thoughts can be dangerous, as it can lead people to believe that they are solely responsible for their circumstances and that those who are suffering or struggling somehow deserve it. This can lead to a lack of empathy and understanding for those who are facing challenges in their lives, and can create a culture of blame and judgment rather than compassion and understanding.


In conclusion, while the uncertainty principle suggests that our observations have an impact on the systems being observed, there is little scientific evidence to support the idea that our thoughts alone can manifest our desires or create the reality we desire. It is important to be skeptical of claims that suggest we can shape our own reality with our thoughts, and to focus instead on evidence-based strategies for creating positive change in our lives and in the world around us, like goal setting, flow (peak performance) and creating a resilient mindset that can rise to the challenge and overcome obstacles.


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References:

Bohr, N. (1935). Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete? Physical Review, 48(8), 696-702.

Heisenberg, W. (1927). Über den anschaulichen Inhalt der quantentheoretischen Kinematik und Mechanik. Zeitschrift für Physik, 43(3-4), 172-198.

von Neumann, J. (1932). Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik. Springer.

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