How should we address the objection of solipsism, the idea that only the self can be known?

Hey, I’m a high school student in Georgia. I’ve recently been trying to figure out the philosophy and reasoning behind why I should trust reality IE why is this reality, how can I trust there are others just like me, why solipsism and illusion don’t make sense etc. I think I’ve figured out my answer by thinking about it but was wondering if you have any perspective on it that may help me? Thank you

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Hi @Drew_H_apologetics, thank you for your great question.

I’ve read a few helpful things about this topic (https://www.gotquestions.org/solipsism.html) but I must confess that this is not an area that I have particularly worked on. I do however have some Christian friends that have at various academic levels engaged with this and would love to connect you with them. Please email me on mahlatse@rzim.org.za.

Thank you again for your great question.