I have been asking myself a fairly serious question lately and I probably dove in way too deep to try and find the answer, "What is reality?" If we define reality by what we see then reality becomes the world around us and what we associate ourselves with. However one can also define reality as the things we can touch and feel, which makes reality a bunch of objects void of emotion and feeling.
So I tried to define reality differently and went for what we believe. But if we define reality by what it is we choose to believe in then things get messy, especially when it comes to religion and things. So I came up with another concept, "Everything is real but nothing exists."
Well this all sounds mighty philosophical but let me explain. By everything being real, anything we see or feel within our own conscience becomes our reality and therefore everyone's reality will differ and therefore nothing exists because each reality will see the world in a different light. So what exists and what doesn't exist becomes a very personal decision based on what we see as our version or reality, which might explain why people can have such strong connections to things other people may consider irrelevant or non-existent.
So anyway that's the end of my thought train, if you have any questions or opinions please don't hesitate to let me know because they can help me better define and refine my own opinion.