In order to be able to observe an object, we need zero obstacles between us and the object. Just as the light cannot bypass an obstacle, neither can we see an object over which we have no direct eye sight.
The fact that certain objects cannot be observed directly results in a lack of information.
We are surrounded by objects and ideas that exist, but that we do not have access to.
Absolute truth requires complete information and perfect thinking. Even with perfect thinking, we will never be able to have all the inputs, so no one will ever be able to hold the absolute truth about anything.
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We are currently dealing with a global war of opinions. From Covid-19 to climate change, people have more varied opinions than ever before.
The pandemic did nothing but accentuate this distance.
Opinions are incorporated by the sum of all the contexts in which a person was and the way in which the information in those contexts is processed.
As isolation became more present in our homes, the contexts of each field of activity became more and more distant.
With less mutual information shared between us, it is perfectly expected to agree in fewer aspects with people around us.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Human beings are natural storytellers. We are familiar with stories that have been passed from generation to generation, such as Romeo and Juliet, or Hansel and Gretel.
The most powerful stories are the ones we tell ourselves. The truth within us has the power to shape what we do and who we are, but it often gets buried beneath the stories we tell ourselves.
"The best way to find yourself is to
lose yourself in the service of others."
Philosophers have struggled with the question "What is truth?" from the dawn of time.
The current theory of truth among the public and scientists is that truth corresponds with facts and reality. Many scientists would add that the scientific method is the central system for determining facts and the best tool to find the truth.
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