OuIt's finally that fateful day in Human history that we have discovered everything we wished to know about our selves. And the thing is--it proved everything you believe in wrong. How do you adapt or cope or whatever?
Being wrong isn't "bad", failing to admit that you are, is.
I'd adapt. The things I believe in with the most conviction are more principles than anything. You know, like be fair to people. That can't really be proven wrong, so even if we ended up actually living in a world that's full of unfair, terrible whatevers I could still stick to my beliefs so I wouldn't be totally knocked for a loop. It'd be weird and shocking, I'm sure, but I'm also sure nothing like that will happen to me.
I'm quite stubborn sometimes, especially in what I 'believed' in. My views, anyway.
I would probably just kill myself. Or adapt. I'm pretty hardy, but I don't know. I don't even have the guts to kill myself.
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If everything I knew to be true turned out to be a lie, I think I would handle it better than most. I have a built-in apathy toward anything in the world that doesn't affect me directly, so most of the revelations that came would have little effect on me, or relevance to me.
Those that did I'd just have to deal with in my own time. As long as I still had people around who cared about me, I don't think anything is really insurmountable.