A short quiz that proves you are indeed a cat
Take this short quiz and find out once and for all if you are a Cat.
Nonsense! you say. Absurd! you frown.
Leaving your computer and resuming your daily routine you forget all about it. But one day while you're stretching after a long sleep or drinking the remaining milk right out of your cereal bowl.
A thought comes to your mind, almost involuntary.
"what if i am?" it says. How could it? you respond.
But then again you ponder, what proof do i have of not being a thing that is not me? like a cat for instance.
Surely my senses confirm that i look and behave as a human.
But long have we discarded the validity of our senses to describe reality in an objective matter and putted are faith in science as the main authority of objectivity.
What scientific proof do i have of not being a cat? first slightly amused by these strange reflections, it began to occur more and more frequently, only than to raise more serious and profound question about the nature of your reality and the means to obtains true knowledge about it.
You quickly become absorbed in your own questioning and doubts. You find it hard to concentrate on small concrete tasks and find them as trifles as you can not yet establish a deep rooted ground of your being. Work becomes harder and more mistakes are done as a result of your continual confusion.
You loose your job and people are starting to wonder what is happening to you. Once a practical respected member of society you are reduced to a non functioning liability to your friends and family.
They try to reach and understand you but you are either embarrassed or convinced that they will not understand what's going on in your head.
You start devouring philosophical books trying to get answers, you find immense logical comfort in western philosophy but you feel that is cold and not leading to anything real, you become more and more attracted to the east.
You decide to sell all your goods and travel to India. No one has heard from you ever since...
Now isn't it more easy to just take the quiz?