Originally Posted by IHaveALight
The thought is molded by the individuals beliefs of reality.
I don't think our existence has much of an effect on the real world, regardless of what we think. It is what it is, whether we are here or not. When a man dies does the world change? Only his perception of it. And for those who knew him. So reality remains as it is. I once heard an old mahatma say, "People like to say that time changes. Time says that's it's the people who come and go. Not him. He's always here." The universe has been here for billions of years and will be here billions of years after we're gone.