Friday, December 16, 2005

Truth and lies look alike but lead in different directions

"Adversity is the first path to truth."
- Lord Byron, English romantic poet (1788-1824)

There is nothing easy or simple about finding truth. That's why so many people settle for less than the truth.

Finding truth involves a struggle. Without the struggle we would not have differing and even opposing arguments that allow us to sort what is true from what simply looks like truth but is in disguise.

Many people want to hide truth from us in order to persuade us to support their causes or their beliefs. Until we have heard and considered many sides of an issue, we are not in position to decide what is truth and what is fiction because we do not have enough information to compare the two.

Searching for the truth may be hard work, but settling for less than the truth could destroy our lives and those of others we love and who love us. Starting a war is an example of this, as many modern wars are started on lies and misinformation.

Truth is about hard work, but so is life. Without the struggle, we don't appreciate or understand what we have.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to bring truth to light by showing all sides of the struggle.
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