Showing posts with label absolute. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Complexity of Truth

What is to be said is simple, but my brain holds my tongue that my mouth may not speak. So I write.

A certain fact about myself should be that I write as I see fit. Known truth as I know it, is that what I know as true can be manipulated for the pleasing of either the listener or the speaker || the reader or the writer, perhaps both. Which means, whatever meaning the truth holds may not be what it means.

The line between truth and falsehood can be so thin that it often becomes blurred. In the process of communication, the essence of truth can be altered, shaped, and reshaped to fit the context, the audience, or the intentions of the communicator. This malleability of truth is both fascinating and disconcerting.

In my writing, I strive to convey the truth as I perceive it, yet I am aware that my perception is inherently subjective. What I understand as true is filtered through my experiences, beliefs, and biases. Consequently, the truth I present is, in a way, a reflection of myself as much as it is a depiction of reality.

This realization brings forth a critical question: can we ever truly know the absolute truth? Or are we forever bound to interpret the world through our individual lenses, each version of truth slightly different from the next?

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "There are no facts, only interpretations." This perspective underscores the fluid nature of truth, suggesting that what we consider to be true is always subject to reinterpretation and recontextualization.

In writing, as in life, the pursuit of truth is a complex, often paradoxical journey. We seek to uncover and express what is real, yet we must navigate the inherent subjectivity of our perceptions. The challenge lies not in abandoning the quest for truth but in embracing the multiplicity of truths that coexist within our shared human experience.

The difference between truth and falsehood becomes minute when we recognize that both are shaped by the same forces of perception and interpretation. What is essential, perhaps, is not to find an absolute truth but to remain open to the diverse and evolving nature of our understanding.

As I continue to write, I do so with the awareness that my words are but one version of the truth, an invitation for others to reflect, question, and seek their own understanding.