The Transcendental Attribute

    I'm beginning to think that truth is just a relative term. Do we ever know the truth outside of our self? And that would only hold true if our perceptual lens is properly aligned to see things "as they are" and not "as we are." The only auditor of truth can be the self.
   Emily Dickinson wrote, "Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it." I am apt to believe that this is how most people regard truth nowadays. Everyone is looking for a lie. Is it because that person has told so many lies that "surely others are doing it, too."
I am appalled at the lack of understanding, acceptance, and faith we have regarding other human beings. And people don't even want to give it a real try. It's as if truth is merely an ideal suited for philosophers, politicians, and prosecuting attorneys.
I'm beginning to think that trust is gone. I'm beginning to think that this world is more suited for the superficial - people fooling themselves on how down to earth and open and honest they are with others. They are not likely to accept the truth about themselves. It makes me wonder how people will truly connect.
There's another quote of truth that may closely define the understanding of the masses: "Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty." Stephen King
Doggonnit Doggonnit
41-45, M
May 4, 2012