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The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)

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memeslayer
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
Very true. And just as important is caring more for the truth than what you yourself think.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
Goodmorning. :-P
tenthz
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
from me. :-)
mountainheather
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
But that's very tricky... As is the quote... Because most people think they know the truth. Nobody knows the truth and the truth is different for everyone. If I'm adament about something I think it's most likely because I think it's the truth. ...It's not as straight forward as it seems at first read.
memeslayer
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I'd agree that truth varies from person to person, or that nobody can really know a truth(why do we say "the" truth?), but a discussion about the nature of truth is something we should save for another day. :-p

Truth is both something you have to look for and something you have to be open to(and those aren't the same thing). You have to be willing to admit that you're wrong about things that are important to you, and that's rarely as easy as it sounds. I try not to get attached to abstract stuff for that reason. Attachment is very good at closing eyes. I get attached to concrete stuff instead! :-D

I wonder what sort of things I'm not seeing...?
tenthz
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
You should try not to get attached to concrete. It is difficult to remove from clothing.

Also, I think truth is definitely relative.
memeslayer
Sep. 10th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Doesn't making truth relative defeat the whole point of having it in the first place? What's the difference between a truth and an opinion, then?
tenthz
Sep. 10th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
I would say that the truth is what you believe and an opinion is what you think. But that would all be relative. :-P
(Anonymous)
Sep. 10th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
So you don't think that truth(or knowledge in general) represents anything external to yourself?
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