TRUTH: Let’s Get Metaphysical…

TRUE and TRUTH

Fundamentals (like Truth) can’t be perfectly defined. They must remain at least in part idea, awareness, perception, theory—because they are principles: the source, not product, of definition.

True and Truth are often confused. “I think Bob is stupid” may be true, but the Truth is that Bob may be in fact very smart.  True is an adjective, Truth is a noun.  Truth is, in fact, an absolute—a first principle—indisputable.  Like the Universe—nature itself—everything requires truth to even be (exist) in the first place.  (This means that truth must have preceded even the Universe.) True is a mere modifier with an opposite—false.  Don’t confuse it with truth.  Truth has no opposite, only an absence of itself.

But the concept (of Truth) has to be articulated to some degree so that we can deal with it—after all, that’s why we invented words.  The following definition (not original) is based on perfection (another First Principle):  a verified or indisputable fact, principle; being in conformity with reality, transcending even what may be perceived; or, approached from the rear, Truth is what remains after the impossible has been eliminated.

Can we handle Truth?  We do.  Every day.  We know it.  It’s lies that are killing us.

Applying this thinking liberally to what you think you know may surprise you with the results.

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