Philosophy is topic I like but never actually dive-into that much; so, there are many philosophy-related terms that are still new to me.
This time I want to write about Solipsism.
I can't tell the first time I encounter this term but it sure caught my attention.
From the Latin solus, meaning alone, and ipse, meaning self.
First thing I like to do after finding a new word is to write-it down and look-it up starting by its etymology, because the root of a word can give you a hint of the idea behind the meaning of a word.
So, there's me (self) and no one else (alone).
All that's sure to exist is only what's inside the mind —my mind, because I'm the self— and everything outside it is unsure.
What I experience as reality is because of my mind, that's how I know it exists.
How could I tell if other people exist outside of my mind if?
If I'm the only one I can be sure exists, I'm the only one, I'm the center of everything, I'm alone; everything else must be a product of my mind...