DAY 207: JULY 26 – The Truth Lies is the Eyes of the Beholder

~ Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat

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Wisdom

The first and the last thing demanded of genius is the love of truth.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Wit

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What Happened

1826: The last execution of the Spanish Inquisition.

1847: The independence of Liberia.

1856: Birth of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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Writer’s Addendum

The truth. Everyone claims that he is speaking it. Each religion claims to have a monopoly over the truth of salvation. Every politician claim that their social and economic politics will truly save the country from falling into an abyss. 

If everyone is claiming that he is speaking truly, then who is?

“Nothing escapes human criticism,” commented Sigmund Freud. Most people have opinions on most things. These are opinions. They are very different from the truth. The truth is unchanging, it is eternal, and it is not constraint to the perspective of a single soul. 1 + 1 will always equal to 2 regardless of whether there are any human beings to deduce such arithmetics. 

The truth is independent of the observer. Do well to remember that the next time someone comes along and proclaims a personal version of the truth. 

 

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