The Only Truth Existing


"We are, then, faced with a quite simple alternative: Either we deny that there
is here anything that can be called truth - a choice that would make us deny
what we experience most profoundly as our own being; or we must look beyond the
realm of our "natural" experience for a validation of our certainty."

A famous philosopher, Rene Descartes, once stated, "I am, [therefore] I exist."
This statement holds the only truth found for certain in our "natural"
experience that, as conscious beings, we exist. Whether we are our own
creators, a creation, or the object of evolution, just as long as we believe
that we think, we are proved to exist. Thinking about our thoughts is an
automatic ...

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are what we sense and see. But it is our sense of reason
and logic, our idea of reality, and our perceptions, that may likely to be very
wrong. Subjectiveness, or personal belief, is almost always, liable for self-
contradiction. Besides the established truth that we exist, there are no other
truths that are certain, for the fact that subjective truth may be easily
refuted.

Every person possesses his or her own truth that may be contradicting to another
person's belief. A truth, or one that is true for all, cannot by achieved
because of the constant motion of circumstances of who said it, to whom, when,
where, why, and how it was said. What one person may believe a dog is a man's
best friend, another may believe that a dogs is a man's worse enemy. What one
may believe is a pencil, to another is not a pencil, but a hair pin. Where one
may believe that a bottle is an instrument, one may believe is a toy, where
another may believe is a beverage container. Where one ...

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