There’s no such thing, per se, as “the truth”.
Three different people can view the same event, give three different mutually-contradictory interpretations of it, and all three would pass a polygraph with flying colors.
Also think about this: if there was one “truth”, then why do we have civil and criminal trials? If there was one definite answer, one “truth”, we’d all just…know they were guilty or innocent.
Then we have Winston Churchill: “For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all Parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history.”
Here’s another quote:
“I always tell the truth, even when I lie.” – Antonio (Tony) Montana, entrepreneur, real estate mogul, venture capitalist, travel agent
This line has been proved to be one of the most quotable lines from Scarface because, well, there’s a grain of truth to it.
You can look at five things that actually happened and draw one conclusion.
I can look at five things that actually happened and draw a completely different conclusion.
Either you or I could be making what we feel is an honest assessment; or you or I could be interpreting facts not in dispute to create a conclusion. (Something the mainstream media never, ever does….amirite?)
Who’s telling the truth?
Nobody is telling “the truth”, for it does not exist.
Rather, in this scenario, each of us is telling OUR individual truth.
Like beauty, truth is in the eye of the beholder.
A person’s truth is formed within them, by the sum of their experiences, beliefs, life events, and more that form the lens through which they view the world.
Each person has different experiences, beliefs, life events, and more.
Just like two people can look at a third person, and disagree whether the third person is “hot” or “not”.
Consider that next time someone who has no clue about you tries to call you a “liar” for speaking your truth.
Consider that next time you find yourself calling someone a “liar” for speaking a truth that doesn’t match yours.
You are not a “bad guy”. They are not a “bad guy”.
We’re all just speaking our truths.
To wrap up, let’s hear from the Bad Guy.
In this short video clip, pretty sober thoughts from a drunk man (if you ask us):