Monday, September 16, 2013

Truth

I used to think truth was just the facts, but after this week of class I realized how wrong I was. Truth is so much more complex. What you think truth is, may be completely different to another person. Truth is subjective to everyone you meet. Maybe you're memory remembers an event different than someone else may remember it, but that does not mean 1 of you is lying. That memory is truth to you. I think truth is your opinion. Because if I was put in a room with someone who hated Mac Miller and said his lyrics are "vulgar" & "a bad influence on the youth of today" I would think that to be a lie because I love Mac Miller. Your truth is mainly your opinion. Truth can not be told in 1 sentence. Some people may think that is like trying to say hi to everyone in America individually in 1 minute. It is impossible. But others  may think "truth is facts" and that is it.


"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is perspective, not the truth."
-Marcus Aurelius

A reader should always know that their truth may be different than the authors. The writer may have been exposed to more things in their life than the readers, so the reader may not think what the writer in writing is true. Take a author writing a book about starving people in Africa, the reader may have only grown up in a very rich, wealthy area, and they may not believe that somewhere in the world, such a terrible thing is happening. Instead of instantly thinking you're right and the author is wrong, look more into the subject, and don't just automatically think you are right. You are not always right, and a greater percent of the time you will be wrong.

"Half a truth is often a great lie." -Benjamin Franklin

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