“Truth is always thrown under the bus”
You see statements like this?
They are the problem with the world,
they are the problem with us.
If Truth is a concept
You cant depend on it
In fact you shouldn’t
I know I can’t
first of, what is a concept?
A concept is,
“an abstract or general idea,
inferred or derived from specific instances.”
I don’t know that seems pretty inconsistent if you ask me.
If truth is merely abstract/ general ideas inferred. ( conclusions drawn from logical judgements made on the basis of circumstantial evidence)
The question will be;
How many billion circumstances does it take to produce the actual ” concept of truth”?
If and when still hypothetically speaking, you find the concept of truth, from these billions of circumstances, how do we trust it or them, when its so circumstantial
Let’s make a list of circumstances in life shall we?
I’m just kidding
If the entire population of the world is 6 billion (fight the figures at your own peril I’m no statistician)
It simply means we have 6 billion times thousands of thousands of possible truths per circumstance
That’s a lot of truths
not to mention scary mathematics.
That’s aeons of concepts of truth that have not yet been subject to the basics of direct observation, criticism, I don’t know, critical analysis of the circumstances perhaps but I digress
Since we can’t talk to 600 billion, let’s talk to you and me.
if I believe in the “concept of truth”, it would mean that Truth is mine to define based on my circumstance
Let’s say in a day I laugh, cry, get betrayed get robbed lose a friend, eat ice cream, win 100million on bet naija, get a free trip to Malibu,
My truth will be defined 9 times that day, based on the 9 different experiences I had.
I guess that’s enough truth concepts for one day
Because I can’t even figure out which of my Truths or your Truths can be thrown under the bus.
Especially if you didn’t have anything good happen to you in your own day.
Do you feel my Headache already?…
Truth needs to be consistent, singular, standard, absolute, solid, steady, real and beyond the dynamic influence of your shape shifting circumstance, to be of any useful help to you.
Truth has to be greater than you for your own good.
Truth has to remain consistent whether you’re experiencing bitter or sweet (And even this is subject to your tongues opinion because taste varies and sometimes perception of taste is preconditioned to other circumstances we have been exposed to. mheeen these things can be so deceptive)
Truth must have and be tested, tried, found worthy, faithful and uncompromising.
Truth should not be intimidated by our circumstances, must be; “bring it on I can take it”, “it doesn’t matter I’m in control”, ” nope you were wrong there”, “yup you did the right thing, move on now”, unashamed, unafraid, unmoved, unshakable, unstoppable, unbribable, sustainable, self sustained, willing to die to remain true.
hmmm Truth you are so real, I could almost touch you.
Not concept but Essence, you’re essential for my survival, my stability, its funny I feel like I know you.
its strange feels weird, I don’t just want to say “the truth”
I want to be true…. its personal.
Can you really deny this subconscious dialogue?
that when it comes down to Truth or Lie it gets personal,
like its not just you and the characters in your circumstance
3. The Lie &
In your circumstance, you should choose to follow the way of truth and even if you lose all you thought you had, eventually you’d have what’s really yours,….. peace.
“mhen I lost everything but at least I stayed true”
That right there, that’s life.
You only stay true when you look truth in the face, watch truth pierce through you, and still you accept truth.
“you’re right, I was wrong, I’m sorry”
You are not Truth, but you can accept Truth in every circumstance and stay in the image and likeness of Truth,
You can Stay/Be True.
So what is truth? I asked and why does truth feel so real and personal? ( yup I’m asking for us all)
“I am the way, the Truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”.
That’s John 14:6 ( The Bible)
ahhh now I get it,
this is Truth