Truth as an impediment.

My husband and I have been enjoying an autobiographical book on tape. I’m not sure I can recommend it yet because, while enlightening, challenging and thought provoking, F-bombs drop like candy from a pinata..it is very intense!

The man “speaks truth to power” though, and I am all about it- regardless of how it’s presented.

Sadly, if we think about it, truth has been taking a sustained beating .. a backseat to urgent agendas that simply will not be detoured by inconvenient facts. It takes a big person to repurpose 10,000 non-refundable T-shirts because the galvanizing motto printed on it is revealed to be patently false.. right? Ditto with any headline, tweet or post promoting a falsehood that has already received 100,000 “likes.” Who’s gonna put that red Ferrari back in the garage?

It’s a shame, but we seem to be living in a post-truth era. Truth is too uncompromising and refuses to bend to our preferences and wishes. Yeah, THAT kinda boss.

We prefer flexibility and adaptability..

Let’s face it, we prefer lies.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    Do we even recognize truth though?

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    1. Cindy says:

      I believe we do..but our fidelity lies elsewhere. We are not in search of truth, we want to champion our cause, to win the argument, to maintain the perception.. no matter if it’s rooted in falsehood.

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      1. LA says:

        Do you smell burning! That’s my brain as I’m liking the hypothesis that you lay out….I like it…..

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Ann Coleman says:

    I completely agree….

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    1. Cindy says:

      It’s so disheartening..esp when it’s the press. I a time when we prefer bite sized, on-the-go news nuggets, truth and integrity have never been more critical and yet seemingly never this irrelevant. “They” don’t want us to know the truth and we seem to be comfortable with that.

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  3. Ann Coleman says:

    Watching the news usually puts me in a bad news, and not just because the news is depressing. It’s also because of what isn’t being reported, and how what is being reported is so slanted.

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    1. Cindy says:

      I agree. I lose trust..all trust.

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