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How Do You Know If It's The Truth Or A Lie?

Updated: Jun 9




What makes something true? Yep, I’m gonna go there. I thought it would be a good idea to talk about this next.


On Earth, we are constantly bombarded with all kinds of information from many sources claiming to be true. It is then up to us to determine if that information makes enough sense to be believed. So, knowing this, when we share the information we perceived to be true, we are speaking the truth. However, it is only our own truth, and not everyone will agree. They in turn have their own beliefs about that same information and if they share their perspective about that same information, they are also speaking the truth. I have come to realize that the truth is subjective.


When the information comes from media sources, our friends, or family it can be even harder. Stories are often embellished to make them more exciting, less embarrassing, or shameful. The truth can be watered down or altered. Sometimes, it’s not so much that the truth was intentionally altered, it was more that the situation was seen differently by that one person. None of us will look at things the same and we were meant to be this way.


This doesn’t mean that everything we learn is a lie, though. We have easy enough examples of truth out there to understand the difference. For example, the Earth has trees, oceans, deserts, and mountains. We have cold and hot weather. See? Easy, simple examples of truth. Or are they?


Why would I say this? Because I’m sure there’s someone out there who does not believe that Earth has oceans. Maybe they live far enough away that they never experienced it and they thought the pictures they saw were fake. Or, maybe they live in an isolated area without trees, or without a desert. Maybe their family sheltered them so much in one particular area of the globe that they had no idea any of that existed. These situations are a little extreme and thankfully, not that common. But they do happen and are good examples of us influencing what each other believes.


When people become consumed with trying to get others to see their way, stuff like this can often be the result. We all know someone like this and let us be honest, we've all been a little guilty of behavior like this ourselves. Sometimes a strong belief in something can feel quite isolating when the people around us don't believe the same thing. This kind of stubborn thinking typically hurts more than it solves.


So then, what do we do? How do we know what is 100% true?


Experience it yourself. Yep, that's it. You have no other 100% way of knowing what is true without being involved. If the information comes from outside your world like TV or a story from a friend or family member, you may perceive it any way you like. However, without being involved, there is no guarantee that the information is 100% true, and that's the risk we take on Earth.


I'm telling the truth. Why won't they believe me? How can we get other people to believe what we are telling them?


You can't. Remember, it is their perception. Not yours. Their upbringing and background determine what they will believe to be true, just like you. So, if they don't agree, there is nothing you can do about it, other than accept it. Just like, I have to accept that not everyone will believe what I wrote in this blog post.


One of the hardest things to accept about this experience on Earth is our own individual importance. Especially if we allow ourselves to be heavily influenced by other people. When it comes to the truth, the only thing that matters is what YOU do with it. It's your truth, your life, and your lessons, and at the end of it all, that's all that will matter.


Until Next Time,

Your Fellow Classmate,

Harmony

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