One-way mirror (Part I)
Written on May 21, 2020
Keeping it real is deeper and more complex than the act of saying the truth. Despite the fact that we should speak with sincerity, our ultimate pursuit should be to adopt a behavior that is in sync with the truths that we advocate. I am observing many people who are spewing their strong opinions without researching facts to support their own claims. From what I am noticing, that is partly because of the ease and spontaneity with which we are able to share our views. In many cases, people are addicted to the rush of telling an audience which side they are on, regardless of which side it is and even when picking a side is not required by the issue at stake. As you may have probably guessed, I am partly referring to the online world. What I am expressing through this text is not a dislike toward the technological prowesses put at our disposal. I am mostly typing this to share my disappointment toward our lack of will to stay alert while using those tools. Thus, it may explain my pessimistic outlook on the world’s honesty, considering that I am an idealistic man when it comes to the notion of authenticity. But I now feel like the quest for truth has been damaged by the idea that ‘’everyone has their own truths’’. That statement is so cringe worthy that it makes me want to jump off a bridge. Why do I despise that way of thinking? Because I believe that it is dangerous to tackle an existential topic, such as the truth, with the premise that it can be defined by a single person’s autonomous analysis. In fact, humans are way too weak to carry that burden. Even though truth can be sought by individuals, it should eventually be agreed upon collectively because in the end, most truths that we know and understand, are maintained by societal consensus.