How Everything Could Be True
Updated: Aug 27
It might definitely sound ridiculous to you, but if we assume that there are several parallel universes in reality, then it could be possible that anything that is false or a lie in this universe might be true in another universe.
I have no idea if there are several universes, or even if there are infinite universes. What I believe is that they might be true, simply because the void of reality is so vast and infinite that everything might be true.
After all, we have yet to even fully explore our own universe, so how can we be so sure that this is the only universe, and that there are no parallel universes?
I was introduced to the Multiverse Theory by DC Comics, the media company that served as the founding element for superheroes and supervillains. According to DC lore, there are infinite Earths, and thus infinite universes with infinite possibilities.
For those who grew up with superhero comics, you might see Superman as the representative of truth, justice, and America. However, there are universes in DC where he became a tyrant, and even where he became Soviet.
The fact that there are infinite universes in DC does not necessarily contradict things about the same object or person. In other words, the fact that Superman is an American hero does not mean that he is not also a Soviet-era hero. This is because Superman can be everything and everyone, as long as there are infinite realities or universes within the infinite void of space and time.
Consider the British Empire as an analogy to this. If I'm not mistaken, it was the largest colonial empire in human history. This gave rise to the saying "The sun never sets on the British Empire." This is ironic at first, because the sun always sets somewhere on Earth. However, at its peak, the Empire was so vast that there was always sunlight in at least one of its territories or colonies.
Therefore, the fact that it is dark does not have to contradict the fact that it is also morning or afternoon. This is also a flaw in traditional logic, which holds that paradoxes cannot exist in any way.
This is the problem with the concept of a paradox. Not all paradoxes are false or absurd, even though we may be inclined to believe that they are. For example, Superman is both a hero and a dictator. This is not a contradiction, because it all depends on the perspective from which you are viewing him. The Earth is both large and small, hot and cold, and so on. These are simply different versions of the same thing.
Who says that Superman of Earth 001 exists more than Superman of Earth 424? Is it even possible to prove it, assuming that both are alive within their own universes?
In other words, everyone and everything can be or could be anyone and anything if we assume that there are parallel universes. Just like the Earth is both sunny and dark, it is always "happy hour" somewhere.
I am not sure if we will ever be able to actually visit a parallel universe, due to our dependency on the sun and the vast distances of outer space. However, it is difficult to empirically prove or disprove the existence of parallel universes.
Ultimately, I think we should all consider that there is no such thing as a universal lie or a universal truth. This is because we lack the breadth of perception required to make such claims about a reality that may be infinite with possibilities beyond our current understanding.
Besides, the existence of multiple universes does not have to be true for falsehoods and delusions to exist. They can exist simply in our own minds, even if we regard them as existing outside the mind. For example, who says that the sun is yellow or orange? Only those who see it as such. I believe that the colorblind see the sun in different colors depending on their personal colorblindness. Maybe they simply see color differently?
Who says that the common narrative, that the sun is yellow, is a complete truth? This logic can be applied to anything involving perception, including incorrect things (because these assumptions exist in the mind, assuming that the mind—the consciousness—exists as well).