Monday, June 06, 2011

Thinking about 'truth'.

This is a hard pill to swallow for a lot of people: what we call truth, hardly ever is. We have now come to put our total faith in science. Don't believe me, watch James Burke's Connections. The first episode The Trigger Effect, demonstrates this in some of the clearest terms I've ever experienced.

Point is, science provides us with facts, not truth. If you've done first-year stats in college, you know that nothing is ever proven in science, only that it's more probable. There's a big difference between the two.

I just really wish people would stop watching Survivor or Dancing with the Stars, and start paying attention to things that matter. I wish people understood the difference between opinion, fact, and truth. Then, if we could stop judging and comparing each other to one of these three metrics, and let go of our own egos...we could get down to the business of understanding and caring for each other.

This is one of the few truths that I know: that if we could just develop a bit of empathy and understanding for OTHERS, instead of trying to prove them wrong or impose our own values on them (our values of course, are the only TRUE values, right?).

Just moaning right now. Having another 'crazy pills' day...

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