‘Planet Earth’ . . . WHB – 1956
THE REAL WORLD
An Attempted Discourse
You do annoy me at times
And why is that?
Because I think you are losing touch with reality
What makes you think that?
Because the things you do and say do not make sense
To you, maybe, but then I don’t think you are living in the real world yourself
What do you mean ‘the real world’?
Is that where you live then?
Well, it’s much more real than yours
How do you know that?
Because I use my reason and all my senses. You don’t.
And how do you know that I don’t?
Because what you do does not make sense
But that’s what I just said to you
Well, I’m saying it now – to you.
But you can’t do that – I started this argument
The one we’re having now
No, we aren’t
You see – that’s just what I mean. You are not being real
Well, I think I am
I just don’t think so
Well, you’d be wrong
Why should you be right and me wrong?
Because you aren’t living in the real world.
Oh . . . Get real!