Hello everyone! Me again. Today I’ll be pretty quick and to the point. There seems to be much ado right now about what is truth. And I’ve been sitting, thinking, and pondering how to approach it. Truth is, in reality many things, but not necessarily all of them at the same time.
Truth is gritty. Truth is uncomfortable. Truth is not always pleasant. Truth is often difficult to hear and hard to accept. Truth is freedom from deceit. Truth is impartial and doesn't care about your prejudices. Truth has no race, religion or sexual orientation. Truth can be difficult to speak. Truth is simply what is or was. Truth is stationary and has no opinion. Truth is not a compromise because it cannot be changed. Truth is freedom from deceit. Truth is neither transparent nor hidden. Truth cannot be false. Truth is infallible and doesn't depend on how many people believe it. Truth is unaltered by your opinion. Truth is what happened, not how you feel about it. Truth is simply what is true.
So, when is truth not the truth?
Don’t be confused because lies are pretty. Lies tell us what we want to hear. Lies bolster a preconceived idea and placate, rather than challenge. Lies are meant to feed you a deception you will enjoy and distract you from an unpleasant truth. But no matter how often a lie is repeated, it can never be true. It will always be a lie. It will always be a deception. The truth has no opinion. It simply is true.
We are One Woman, One World.
Ann Lavendar Truong
photo credit: NBC News, Meet the Press