Is there such a thing as truth?
Your immediate reaction may be like mine. ‘Of course there is.’
Then, in my wanderings around the Internet, I found a website which explains the basics of this philosophical question in simple language. https://oxplore.org/question-detail/does-truth-exist#1082
This is the kind of thing it says:
‘Philosophy helps us deal with questions about what is and isn’t true by encouraging us to stand back and look at the broader picture.
It may not give us absolute truths but it helps us shine a light on how we think about what is and isn’t true. Why we might hold some beliefs and what the difference is between belief and evidence.
What do you think? How do you determine what is true and what you choose to believe as true?’
My wanderings also took me to another fascinating website
What do you think of these proverbs?
The wise man says, “I am looking for truth“; and the fool, “I have found truth.” ~ Russian Proverb
Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions. ~ Zen Proverb
https://proverbicals.com is full of proverbs from all over the world. It seems as if everyone has something to say about truth.
Some of these proverbs could inspire whole stories. For example:
When one has one’s hand full of truth it is not always wise to open it. ~ French Proverb
Never does a woman lie in a more cunning way than when she tells the truth to someone who doesn’t believe her. ~ Chinese Proverb
It is good to know the truth and to speak the truth. It is even better to know the truth and speak about palm trees. ~ Arabian Proverb
Never show the truth naked — just in its shirt. ~ Spanish Proverb
If you want to hear the truth about yourself — offend your neighbour. ~ Czech Proverb
What truth can we find underlying the stories/novels we read?
There are only two ways to reach the truth — with literature and agriculture. ~ Chinese Proverb
Do you agree? Do truth and stories belong together?
I’ve started asking myself the following question:
What truths will readers find when they read my work?
What will they find when they read yours?
Oscar Wilde is having the last word today, courtesy of https://proverbicals.com
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ~ Oscar Wilde
Do you agree?
I’ll agree with anything that’s true.