Friday, May 18, 2012

The Secret Truth

   Truth...often thought of as immutable, is in reality, such a subjective thing. The truth for one, might not hold true for another. Now I know what you’re saying...”truth is truth, there’s nothing subjective about it”...well, true...but only when truth and fact are joined. See...the facts are true, but the truth isn’t always a fact (see 2B below). It’s one of life’s dirty little secrets...well, it’s not always dirty, but it’s true.
   To have an “honest” discussions about truth, and the secret thereof, we should first define what truth is...or more accurately, what the meaning of the word is.

1.) a archaic : fidelity, constancy
  b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance
2.) a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality
   b : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics>
   c : the body of true statements and propositions
3.) a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality

   So now that truth has been defined, it seems elementary to do the same for “secret”...but I endeavor to be accurate and present a clear picture to what is surely shaping up to be a murky subject.

1.)  a : kept from knowledge or view : hidden
      b : marked by the habit of discretion : closemouthed
      c : working with hidden aims or methods : undercover <a secret agent>
      d : not acknowledged : unavowed <a secret bride>
      e : conducted in secret <a secret trial>
2.) : remote from human frequentation or notice : secluded
3.) : revealed only to the initiated : esoteric
4.) : designed to elude observation or detection <a secret panel>
5.) : containing information whose unauthorized disclosure could endanger national security — compare confidential, top secret

   The world is full of secrets. Without going all “conspiracy theory” I think the logical mind can deduce that people conspire, in secret, from simple profound incidents. When you think about it, there is no theory to happens. The problem is when we try to determine the “truth” without enough information to formulate facts. Instead, we need to stick to the facts. Unfortunately some people confuse what they are told for what actually is. Here is a revealing nugget for you...somebody knows something you don’t. Who they are and what they know is the real source of debate.

   Getting back to the “The Secret Truth”...oh, you thought it was just the title for this post? No,’s quite real. Not only is it real, but you are engaging in it at this very moment as you read this. Everyone has a secret(s) (pick a definition above) and that is the truth (pick a definition above). The Secret revealed.

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