fake |fāk| adjective
not genuine; counterfeit: fake news, a person expressing fake emotions, claiming to be something that he or she is not.
illusion |iˈlo͞oZHən| noun
a thing that is or is likely to be wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses, something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is.
These days one cannot avoid hearing about fake this and fake that. People are told to disbelieve what they see and hear and are asked to put their faith in those who tell them what to believe. Since you're reading this blog, it's unlike that you are among those people. However, you may be wondering Has the world has gone completely crazy? Do you question your sanity when surrounded by conflicting messages or doubt the validity of information perceived through your senses? If you're asking how one can tell truth from lies, real from fake, here's what AMAG says: