There are 3 Truths.
And Objective Truth.
And once we tune in to each definition.
We can, at least in part, see how governments, businesses and people in general can get themselves into a really shitty mess.
Personal Truths are born from things that we, as individuals, believe in deeply.
Things such as religions, I guess.
We don’t look for proof.
We just believe.
Political Truths spring to life, largely, because of repetition.
Based on the idea that if something is said enough times.
By enough people.
Then other people start to believe it.
And it becomes a kind of truth.
This is understandable actually because, as human beings we are hard-wired to react like this.
We look for patterns.
And such things can be exploited.
Then there is Objective Truth.
Scientists live here.
Scientists don’t actually prove things.
But they get close.
They look at scenarios.
Both identical and similar.
They experiment and explore.
And compare results.
And when something happens over and over and over and over.
It is deemed to be true.
The 3 Truths.
So there you have it.
I think that we get into bother when we, for example, start to make rules based on Personal Truths.
Certain beliefs dictate certain behaviours.
Behaviours that you may like.
But that I may not like.
And that’s a problem.
And Political Truths are problematic of course because.
They are not Objective Truths.
They are very often simply repeated half-truths.
Or maybe even lies.
And there are also problems with Objective Truths.
When we start to form opinions about Objective Truths.
When we start to dispute facts.
This is what is happening with Climate Change at the moment.
Climate Change is, as I understand it, an Objective Truth.
It is an Objective Truth that the planet is getting warmer decade-on-decade, at least in part because of the behaviours of the human race.
It’s a fact.
Yet some continue to have an opinion that these facts are not true.
Funny Old World.
It’s a funny old world when we get onto the subject of truth, isn’t it?
I am not sure that I even know what truth is any more.
And that’s the truth.
Or is it?