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WARNING: RAT’S NEST AHEAD
What do I mean by a rat’s nest? Let’s see what Wiktionary says:
Something that is excessively complicated, entangled, or disorderly
I thought I would come here and write simplistically about truth, more specifically our personal truth. Simply defining a personal truth is complex. Is it our core beliefs, or is it the one thing we are willing to put our life on the line to protect?
I think back to those people who risked their lives to protect the victims of the Holocaust. To be caught would surely mean death. The same was true of the orchestrators of the Underground Railroad in America. Would I put my life on the line?
How does our personal truth stand up against universal truths? The last few years in the time of Covid and post-Covid, society seems to have migrated away from even finding universal truths we can all agree on.
Oh, no. Rabbit hole ahead. I thought about doctors and the Hippocratic oath. Only half of medical schools even pledge the Hippocratic oath upon graduation. Culture changes, medical advances, lifestyles, and laws make the Hippocratic oath slowly fading into the past.
So, a few questions about truth to ponder.
- Do you hold a personal truth?
- Do you hold a truth so powerful, you would put your life on the line to protect it?
- Do you hold universal truths? Is the sky blue? Is the world round?
- How do your religious or spiritual beliefs align with your personal truth?
- On a very simple level, how important is it that you are truthful in life and that people are truthful to you?