I have long wondered of some of the questions I have seen on this website and I am glad to see them answered after discovering this website. But I too have a question, more personal though. This message was not written with intent to be posted but I just wanted to ask everyone this. I have been following this site for a couple of weeks now. I am a sophomore in high school. My Algebra teacher often tells me things that make me "freak out". He once got so deep in this conversation about reality and the universe he just said "It gets to the point where you have to ask yourself, Is any of this any real?". My mind have been permanently scarred by thoughts of reality and I find myself shaking at night, scared, thinking of all these things especially while reading questions on the website. I have recently been showing my friend this site and he has had the same experiences as me. Now to get to the question. Have any of you almost "Lost your mind"? I mean like has your life been changed forever after thinking of these kind of things for this long? I thought of solipsism long before I knew what the word meant. I read the question and was very pleased with the answer by Peter Lipton. Really the question is, How has philosophy affected your mind and/or life? I know this isn't really a question fit for the site but I would greatly appreciate if you emailed me the answer because I am very curious about you guys!