The most complicated word in the english dictionary: FICTION

If I were to say, “I saw a ghost today” or “I think this house is haunted,” I would be mocked at and made a fool of (but my popularity in high school/college might increase). And people are not wrong to do that. It isn’t possible for something like that to happen to anyone in the near future. But who is the real culprit here? Is it really that no such things exist? Or is it just the large blockage/barrier that stands between our mind and what is really out there? The reason I say that “FICTION” is the most complicated word in the english dictionary, because, in truth, we don’t know what constitutes that word or, if it should be a word for that matter. Reading books is one of my best self development pastimes (probably most productive as well). We are all familiar with the popular classification of books, Fiction and Non-Fiction. I have myself read so many fiction books, the most of which included the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus novels by Rick Riordan. Now those novels are classified as fiction because they talk about demigods, gods, greek and roman mythology and so on. However, it is so much more complicated than that because the mythology and context in these books not just come from out of thin air. They come from documented beliefs and myths and some heroes like Percy himself is based on a greek hero named Perseus who was believed to be the son of Zeus, king of the gods and lord of the sky. My point here is that we are always quickly to deny the possibilities these books might have to offer not because they’re not real, but because of the metaphorical barrier that exists in this world and that barrier is created by the human mind itself. As I have always said and still say, Mythology is a different word altogether and must never be confused with Fiction because myths are events that people believe to have happened based on current evidence and we only don’t know if they actually happened or not. Fiction is only as the people, be it a writer or a politician or a scientist, call it to be. Other terms like clairvoyance, the alleged ability to determine thoughts and ideas of a foreign mind, also are considered gibberish by many people. Lorraine and Edward warren, two of the world’s most controversial and known parapsychologists who are the inspiration for movies like Annabelle, The Conjuring 1, 2 and 3 which are all based on actual cases they encountered, for people who may not be aware, pose a question of fact to this idea: Should fiction exist as a word in the english dictionary? Remember, many years ago the Earth being round was of the same level we consider the supernatural to be at today. Anyone who believed it or spoke for it was either deemed stupid, crazy, fanatics or even punished by the Pope (Galilleo). It took 250 years after his death for people to finally believe him and for him to be awarded for his accomplishments. Believing in the supernatural and doesn’t make us weak as many have claimed; It just means we have the ability to have faith and the power to break the barriers that we create on our mind just because that is easier to accept the reality as it is. It means we can have the ability to see the world as we choose, and interpret reality on so many different levels. And come on, isn’t that a beautiful opportunity? So let us give a new meaning to what constitutes the word “Fiction”, or contemplate if it needs any meaning at all. Volitaire, a French Enlightenment writer and historian of the 17th and 18th century, quotes, “Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.”