When I first created this blog “BlogTruth” I intended to write all about the truths of the world. I guess to really “set the record straight” for anyone reading and also for myself. Truth is a funny thing though, it’s slippery and really hard to get you hands on. Deceptively hard in fact. I wanted to talk about politics, religion, problems, and present solutions – and to a large degree I have really tried (to varying degrees of success) on a lot of different topics. The more I write and question my own beliefs, others beliefs, and forced to articulate my own ideas the more complex I realize EVERYTHING really is.
People are shaped by their individual experiences to such an extent that every idea and our own sense of morality can be skewed. I mean – what’s really right? For example, politically, people support the candidate that they think will be best for the country – but someone is wrong. Are conservatives wrong because they believe in one thing or are progressives right because they believe in another. Social programs, capitalism, taxes, religion, etc. What each person believes about these subjects is based on one’s own belief on the subject. Their own personal truth. But we all know everyone can’t be right – someone’s truth isn’t true.
I think real truth is found by the person who has the ability to look beyond their own experiences, which skew their opinions, and come to an unbiased conclusion based on fact. Is that really possible? No. Sure some people will be better at doing this than others – I myself try to interpret the world based on fact not emotion, but I know that my own personal experiences shape my beliefs. So what do we do? How do we determine what is true?
I’m still trying to figure that part out.