Multiple Perspectives For Selective Truths

"People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies." ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

The world isn't always black and white! 

Truth can be subjective, varying based on individual perspectives, and that's perfectly normal. Our initial exposure to information and its frequent repetition can significantly mould our understanding and interpretation of what is true. However, by engaging in critical thinking, we can navigate this subjective landscape and arrive at a more nuanced understanding of truth.

Different Ways To Handle Truth

People handle the truth in various ways. Advocates use different truths responsibly to improve things, while misinformers may accidentally spread wrong information. Then, some misleaders knowingly use false information to deceive people.

Truth of History Can Change Over Time

Just as stories can change depending on who's telling them, history can also change if only certain parts are remembered. Even concepts of right and wrong can vary depending on the time and place. That's why numbers and data are crucial, as they can help us see different truths side by side. However, it's important to be wary, as sometimes individuals will use numbers to manipulate actual truths to create falsehoods and lies.

But what if someone only shows you part of the truth, even if they mean well? It can be tricky, and that's a question worth asking.

How can we spot false information and know who to trust?

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