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#200650
Jo

"My truth", "His truth", "Her truth" 6 Days, 19 Hours ago  
I find these expressions so irritating. Surely there is only one truth: the truth?!
 
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Honey

Re: 6 Days, 17 Hours ago  
Jo wrote:
I find these expressions so irritating. Surely there is only one truth: the truth?!

Ooh me too, Jo. It drives me up the wall.
Believing something happened doesn't make it true.
There are different perspectives, but only one truth for goodness sake. (And when somebody says it, it makes me think they are lying)
 
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Jo

Re: 5 Days, 20 Hours ago  
Honey wrote:
(And when somebody says it, it makes me think they are lying)
Same here!
 
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wyot

Re: 5 Days, 20 Hours ago  
I think people that use "my truth" mean "my experience".

But language is important, and the more people believe their experience is "truth", the more the two concepts become blurred and the madder the world gets...

One example is the criminal justice system.

If someone's "truth" is that they have been "wronged", they increasingly mean that their experience (whether at the time or on reflection) has made them feel this way and this is sufficient to establish the truth; regardless of objective facts.

In a grossly solipsistic society the truth/experience of the individual is sacrosanct.

It is the new God.

Greater than facts; as current attempts to pretend that men can in biological terms be women, or that I as a white male can decide that I am black female underline.

My "truth" is more important than facts. Subjective experience is all; a holy book not to be defamed.

Returning to the criminal justice system: consider that now juries (as well as the complainant) increasingly operate on these terms.

Truth is my experience.

Where does this leave the ancient trial by jury system?
 
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