Your current issue, actually crisis, disturbed me in such a way that I've spent today hours studying the topic ‘TRUTH’.
Yes, Angela, I fell to pieces while I was reading your mail and I almost died of sorrow while I read Marten’s. It was like witnessing both of you dying in a horrible freak accident. The words of Kahlil Gibran came to mind: “When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
So I took some Valium (Bible) and a stiff drink (prayer), and woke up this morning with a hangover which urged me to drink too much coffee (philosophical and psychological articles).
So let’s focus on TRUTH. According to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “All things are subject to interpretation. Whatever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” He also said: “All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.”
Let’s make sure we understand the meaning of the word interpretation.
- According to WordWeb interpretation is a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.
- According to the writer and public speaker Anthony Roberts, “You see, it’s never the environment, it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events, (thus) how we interpret them, that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.”
- Margaret J Wheatley stressed: “Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.”
- Edward Sapir once said: “We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.”
The only truth I can see is your unhappiness, and this is my interpretation of you and the situation you are in.
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