Unicorns are real. Does that mean I can find one hiding in a mystical forest somewhere? Probably not. But you can talk about unicorns, draw unicorns, write about unicorns, share everything about unicorns just as you could talk/draw/write/share everything about a plan for the future.
Or historical events.
The thing missing in all of those cases is exactly the same thing.
I try to take this perspective: Start with everything. Assume: Everything is true.
Now, start narrowing it down from there. Does someone say that something about everything *isn’t* true?
Ok, some aspect of everything that is true isn’t true. So, what’s their criteria for this aspect not being true?
Do you concur with their criteria? Does their criteria bear upon everything or an aspect of everything?
So, I can show the many many ways unicorns are as real as my to-do list.
Both are as real as I make them.
Yet, they’re already real even if I don’t make them real.
Indeed. Also, I keep the human in the equation as much as possible. Keeps me grounded. The platonic realm of ideas has much room to play in, but it’s easy not want to come home for dinner from there sometimes.