Truth…Posted: April 23, 2010
What Is truth?
Truth to me is what one believes/has faith to be the correct/accurate version of some thing.
This in essence is the conclusion we have drawn from our very limited
individual experience, education, miseducation of our present conscienceness.
I do not know a word to describe how miniscule our individual
experience, education miseducation knowledge, understanding etc is of this universe or life.
Therefore our conclusions or truths sit on very shaky foundations.
Our beliefs, philosophy are our truths, upto the point we gain further knowledge.
Then the goal post changes.
Everyone has a right to their truth.
Quote from “Men In Black”
A person is smart. People are dumb panicky animals. Everything they’ve ever “known” has been proven to be wrong. A thousand years ago everybody knew as a fact, that the earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, they knew it was flat. Fifteen minutes ago, you knew we humans were alone on it. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion—and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion … while Truth again reverts to a new minority.
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.
“All truth passes through 3 stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Nothing which is observed is unaffected by the observer
Objective observation is thus impossible
Truth does not exist as an objective reality
Individual truth exists
Ones perspective creates perception
Perception creates experience
The experience that your perception creates is what you call “truth”
Below is a verse out of a poem/song I wrote
My truth isn’t your truth
Your truth isn’t his truth
His truth isn’t her truth
Her truth isn’t their truth
Their truth isn’t our truth
Is that the truth?