My Thoughts on Reality Shifting

i understand that there are things that i don't understand for example theoretical physics or how to make friends but i do know that the world is not flat that vaccines work and listening to people tell me otherwise is admittedly a guilty pleasure of mine whether it's conspiracy theories or horoscopes i love watching people pour their heart into something they genuinely believe in only for me to go i disagree but please continue there are some beliefs that i don't agree with but are absolutely fine to believe in like thinking bucket hats look good on someone but i think we can all agree that some beliefs can be incredibly damaging to a person or even humanity as a whole like the anti-vaxxers or racists so i discovered a new trend and i'm not sure if it's just kids being kids or a mentally damaging belief system but i'm still gonna talk about it and explain to my audience the importance of critical thinking and to notice the red flags and dangerous beliefs so what am i talking about i unfortunately fell down a rabbit hole and discovered a community of mostly kids on a phone application called tick-tock doing something called reality shifting this by the way is not a small community of like 20 people there are amino groups with thousands of members videos with hundreds of thousands of views and they have their own acronyms omg reality shifting stems from the belief in parallel universes which i gotta be honest i'm not completely sold on that idea to begin with you say that schrodinger's cat is both alive and dead but cats have nine lives so are 4.5 cats dead how is a cat half dead either way someone supposedly very smart has said that every decision you've ever made has caused the universe to copy itself and create a new reality where you made the different decision i had cereal for breakfast this morning but somewhere there's a reality where i ate my hamster for breakfast does that mean i create a new universe every time i scratch my butt and somewhere there's a james with better manners so times that by 8 billion people making decisions every day plus the decisions made by like dogs and jellyfish right those count i think and we get roughly infinity total realities if you've seen end game you know what i'm talking about the reality shifting community says that since there are infinite realities then there's a reality where gamestop stock is incredibly low or that covid didn't happen or perhaps there's even a reality out there where hogwarts is real and a messenger owl just dropped off your acceptance letter and through the right meditation you can transfer your consciousness from your current reality your cr for short to your hogwarts desired reality your dr and for some gosh darn reason hogwarts is the number one shiftable destination location but obviously it's not just hogwarts any fictional universe is fair game you could go to the hunger games or lord of the rings i'm not sure why though a lot of bad things happen there and since all logic is thrown out the window cartoon and anime realities are shiftable destinations because if schroedinger's cat taught us anything it's that there are some universes that are just 24 drawings a second so because there are allegedly infinite realities people will write down what they want their desired reality to be and this is called a script it's funny you know normally scripts are made to tell fictional stories but these people think that what they write down will be a hundred percent real and you can make a script of whatever you want you can say i want to shift to hogwarts and be in a relationship with draco malfoy i i mean not not me this is just an example now listen you're a smart kid okay hopefully i don't have to explain to you that that's not how life works if you believe you can hop into different realities then that's great and i see no problem with it is what i would say in a different reality but in this reality i have a lot of questions if you can shift your consciousness into a different version of you what happens to the alternate reality u's consciousness you're just taking over someone else's body this other you had a life and a family unless you're going to a why a fantasy novel and you just took over their whole body what if there's a you in an alternate reality that's like i want to live in a reality where there's a pandemic and i'm sadder and then they shifted here what happens to your consciousness you don't trade the reality shifting community says that when you shift you leave behind a clone of yourself obviously so when you shift there's someone's consciousness unaccounted for what about the realities where one of you had waffles for breakfast and the other had pancakes both of these use are pretty much the exact same so then both of you will want to reality shift to the exact same harry potter reality do you have to share a body with the other yous that have shifted to the same reality are you telling me that voldemort and any fictional villain is real how come half of us didn't get turned to dust when thanos snapped if anyone can reality shift are you telling me there's a chance that voldemort could download tick tock and reality shift here if you go to hogwarts you're leading voldemort right to us how can there be a reality where magic is real sure i don't know how parallel universes work but they're parallel so the laws of physics should still be the same right but james i know that reality shifting makes no sense and is impossible but then why do so many people claim to have shifted because they're dreaming shifting happens when you fall asleep and if you fill your subconscious with things from your desired reality would you be surprised that you had a dream about hogwarts something about this trend doesn't sit right with me a lot of the reality shifting tick tocks were done by kids and kids as you know can get really obsessed in a fandom and do some cringy stuff if these kids were making fan fiction and writing themselves on a date with bakugou that would be totally fine healthy even heck even if these kids flat out said i love harry potter so much that i want to manipulate my dreams to be about him that would be fine too but something about actually believing that you're astral projecting into a fictional universe i don't know that level of obsession just feels unhealthy my guy and also back off bakago he's mine the problem with reality shifting and actually conspiracy theories as a whole is that they pretend to be based on factual evidence when they're entirely a pseudoscience you start off with a scientific idea multiple realities and then you make up whatever you want and use what the scientists have said about multiple realities as proof even though no scientist has said anything about being able to move your consciousness outside of your body or that you leave a clone of yourself behind when you reality shift or that cartoon universes exist i've seen people in videos say that they've done research on reality shifting but i feel confident in saying you didn't get a degree in quantum physics i want you to cite your sources and show me the studies because research isn't just believing what other people said on tick tock these tick tocks get impressionable kids to believe in reality shifting in pretty manipulative ways saying that if you didn't shift it's because you didn't believe hard enough when you get these doubts and say oh i can't shift i don't even know if it's real anymore at this point try and ask yourself after but what if it's real what if i can shift you want to find out do you i get it harry potter is a cool world that's why they made a whole theme park about it who wouldn't want to drop out of a muggle public school and live in a castle with a bunch of soft british boys and also magic or whatever but you need to be mindful about where you're getting your information i've watched hours of flat earthers and anti-vaxxers talk about their beliefs and these people get their information from non-credible sources and they end up pushing more fake information online and it creates this echo chamber that warps their world view i don't want kids watching these tick tocks or going on amino and essentially get lied to and think this is how the world works i'm hoping that all of these people will look back at themselves in 10 years and go yeesh i can't believe i was so obsessed about a thing i literally tried to astral project myself across the multiverse right back ago i know that this reality can suck sometimes and right now it's looking pretty bad but like it or not this is the one reality we get a lot of things may be out of your control but according to theoretical physics we make a lot of choices and all our choices lead us down different paths so what you need to do is not give up on this reality for a literal fictitious one but instead to make choices that will make this current reality your desired reality thank you all for coming 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