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September 11, 2020

The Whole Truth

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:42 am

OathThe Grasshopper has been quite active recently delivering little nips of nectar. This one came out on yesterday’s walk: “The whole truth has no parts.”

I take that to mean that it’s self-contained, meaning there are not different versions of a truth. Different versions are just opinions.

I’m reminded of a blog post I wrote 5 years ago that contained the following quote: “Liars and angels both tell the truth.”

That post highlighted the absurdity of the phrase “My truth.” Again, there are not versions of the truth, only different opinions.

Truth is like reality; it has no opposite. There is no debate about the reality (the truth) when a light is turned on. Yet, some will argue that the light is off and call it “My truth.”

People, in defense of “their truth,” often refer to an anecdotal example that pales in comparison to an avalanche of facts and doesn’t, in fact, counter the facts. The example I gave in my book was about one person stating a statistical fact that his favorite sports team had the oldest starting lineup in the league. Then someone said to him, “Yea, but we signed the youngest running back in the league.” That argument wasn’t part of the truth; it was in total opposition to it.

The whole is the sum of its parts except when it comes to the whole truth; it’s indivisible.

There is a practical result for dropping the words “My truth” from any discussion you have. You’ll engage in less arguments and have more opportunities to exchange opinions. That last statement may not be the whole truth, but, from my experience, it’s damn close.

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