We are in a world of illusion in which words have become an important path by which the powerful rule. These words should surprise no one … and yet, truth be told, most of us want to believe that our particular truth or illusion is “the truth” and so, believe what suits us. As someone close to me once said, to paraphrase, “truth is relative.” With this view, as the old saying goes, we will fall for anything. Is this a problem or a necessity?
Is this what the cycle of life demands since everything, eventually, falls apart? Doing what seems to come naturally when predators rule may be impossible to avoid, the fear and ignorance that keeps us from seeing beyond the surface. In order to survive, though, isn’t it necessary that we conquer those fears that keep us in the dark?
Creative to a point, we may find solutions to immediate needs; but do we see beyond to a broader and more enduring perspective? Do we need to? Will we be capable of going beyond our own immediate, visceral needs to a higher and more meaningful way of living? Time it seems will tell.
I wonder what lies below the surface of our present dilemmas and apparent societal quandries? What might be possible if we stop believing, out of convenience, that truth is relative?