- The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them: “he refuses to face reality”.
- A thing that is actually experienced or seen, esp. when this is grim or problematic: “the harsh realities of life”.
There are four types of reality as “We” currently know…
“Personal reality” – This is the reality in your head, your subjective awareness. This is your conscious state, or the sensation of wakefulness upon waking up from sleep.
The second type of reality is “social reality”. This reality exists collectively, that is, it exists because it is shared by two or more personal realities.
The third type of reality is “objective reality”.
Objective reality is what would exist even if there were no humans alive. It is what exists completely independently of our minds and our feelings and our experiences. When humans talk about “facts” they are referring to this objective reality.
the fourth type of reality is shared “objective reality”. We perceive this reality when our social realities line up with objective reality.