When did words stop having meaning? For example, a prison Life Sentence isn’t really a Life Sentence in many cases. In some countries, a Life Sentence is only twenty-five years. So, if you optimize the average lifespan at seventy-five years then an actual Life Sentence of twenty-five years is only a third of a life.
Somewhere in some isolated cave of a university campus, a tenured, quasi-intellectual, mirror focused illusionary, decided he would impose subjective interpretations upon the meanings of words and truth. Shortly thereafter, it started to become intellectually fashionable to begin referring to truth as, “my truth”. What in the craziest part the insane mind does that do to society, human behaviour, and the processing of accurate interpretation of facts, as we interact with one another? The fruit of this tree of intellectual candy, rots the teeth, the roots, the brain and its ability to think critically. So, the man on the witness stand testifies the car that hit him was purple. When cross examined after a weekend recess, he testifies again that the car was navy-blue. When challenged on his blatant inconsistency his defence is, that was my truth on Friday. This is my truth today.
Truth is not subjective - you don’t have your truth of gravity and I have mine. Gravity is a universal truth. Truth is testable and lives in consistency across many platforms. Truth transcends the teller and will remain standing long after a lie has dissipated into the foam blowing out the deluded mouths of many inside our so called, bastions of learning.
Everyday we read sentences where words are constructed and linked, formed to convey thoughts. Never in the history of mankind have people processed more information in a twenty-four-hour cycle than we do. So, in the volume of information, how do you discern what to take in or dismiss? There is an ancient proverb that says, “life and death is in the power of the tongue.” A real-life sentence (pun intended) is a sentence formed in truth so that it conveys that which brings accuracy to reality. It takes honesty and a willingness to admit truth and this should always trump our opinions.
Just a little “thoughtrock”.
David John Hensman
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