Touching Reality

This ain't real, what's happenin'; you're havin' a dream.

Edward G. Robinson as Johnny Rocco in Key Largo

"Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about."

from "Strawberry Fields Forever" by John Lennon (Lennon/McCartney)

Is reality a condition created through the forces, combined but not concerted, of nature and all human beings?

If reality is a state of existence based in what is real and true, why are some people said to be "living a lie"?

Is reality a perception? Is it individualized ... or is my reality yours?

Is reality the outward circumstances, unanticipated and sometimes frightening, in which you find yourself? ... Or is it the inner world, calm and ordered, of your own devise?