Of course, when an entire throng is trying to rise above itself, an epidemic of free-form vulgarity and solipsism ensues.
But in the age of the iPod, where solipsism has been made sophisticated, they are more right than anyone ever imagined.
I realize now that I may have been falling into the trap of solipsism, “who watches the quad,” et cetera, type of thing.
The philosophic system becomes a solipsism, a pure lyric expression of the appetites of human nature.
Thus idealists are wedded to solipsism irrevocably; and it is a happy marriage, only the name of the lady has to be changed.
This theory is also called Subjective Idealism or solipsism.
1871, coined from Latin solus "alone" (see sole (adj.)) + ipse "self." The view or theory that self is the only object of real knowledge or the only thing that is real. "The identification of one's self with the Absolute is not generally intended, but the denial of there being really anybody else" [Century Dictionary].
The belief that all reality is just one's own imagining of reality, and that one's self is the only thing that exists.