Pinocchio, your nose is growing

Do you know what truth is? Because I don’t anymore.

When it comes to politics, I don’t think there is a truth. And I’m not talking politics, like presidents and government, because that’s a whole other can of worms. I’m talking politics as in the balance of personal opinions as it weighs on everyone’s beliefs. This is coming from my side job of teaching for those of you at home. 

I’m sorry. Let me explain:

Essentially the truth as we know it does not exist. The common belief that fact equates truth isn’t real, just as opinion doesn’t equate fact. The reality is truth equates opinion. Because the bottom line is this: As soon as you believe in what you’re saying, to you, that is the truth, no matter whether it’s right or wrong.

And this is where I struggle at work. I like to consider myself a blunt person. Maybe it’s because I over analyze my own actions and those of others, but I prefer a blunt nature than one hidden and contrived. I prefer someone to tell me their truth, if so I can see things from their point of view, maybe understand where they’re coming from. Because, everyone has a reason. Even if they don’t consciously know it. But as soon as someone begins to hide their truth, this is where I get frustrated. I like to know what people think, and you hiding your thoughts from me…that’s frustrating.

I want opinions. I want your truth. And maybe this is a personal thing, maybe it’s an author thing. Maybe it’s human. But, I like to think that out of all the things it means to be human, your belief is the most important one of all.

One of my truths:

If you can’t be right, be confident.

People are going to hate me for that. But, I like to think that we’re all going to be wrong at some point in our life, due to probability and such, so why not be confidant? What’s wrong with being wrong? It’s an opportunity for growth and learning, whether you teach somebody or somebody teaches you. We should celebrate learning, and we do – in the odd Western way of graduation after completing your pathway or monetized learning. But seriously, we should celebrate being wrong. Why be shy about it? If it happens to everyone, what’s the big deal?

Why do we have to lie about it?