ARE WE CREATED OR ARE WE REAL?
Commonly held beliefs are the greatest obstacle to knowing. One of them is that we come to a created world. Religions say we are ourselves creations. Animated beings designed by the Great Animator. And our lives go by as planned, the scenes succeeding one another according to the play.
But if we were cartoon characters, how could we have any self-expression? How could we have our own thoughts, how could we make decisions?
How could we create?
Only the Animator could do this. The animations do not have self-existence. But we do.
And if we have a nature, which I doubt, if we have a "special role", which I doubt, that would be best expressed by our willingness, desire and decision to create effects. Exactly like the Great Animator.