Sometimes being silent affords space to see more of the world and myself. It’s general that thinking in absolutes mostly means you will be wrong. If a coherent truth exists, it would have produced harmony. Being human, all of us can only hear human truths, some which conflict, but can be both true. That means neither is the complete truth, or a lie.
When people are communicating to you, it’s unknown how many of those actions were motivated by actual truth. And what weight does any action or reaction have if it’s based on lies? Even if repeated endlessly, or is the spoken consensus, behaviour reveals painful truths and something deeply wrong with how money is shaping society. The rule of profit justified by survival. The complexity of not harming the environment.
What about myself? What am I doing to myself when I am acting on lies, but I think it’s the truth? What happens to me when I base the reality of my behaviour on the fabricated reactions of others, fabricated because their opinion largely decides rather than the drive to what is best? There’s a truth to being honestly willing to be in anyone’s position immediately and be okay with that.
It’s useful to always work from where you are, don’t mind if your considerations are truths or lies. It’s probably obvious but it must be said: to distinguish “truth” from lies you really apply the sentences to your life and weigh the consequences over time. Lies make everything deteriorate and rot but it looks and tastes good. All truth hurts. It’s almost as if if you don’t personally feel the pain of knowing, it’s mostly a sweet illusion.
It’s a funny phenomenon to scroll the used market. I’m seeing lies concocted by telling trivial facts. A hierarchy of products. What I look for in a material product is never incremental though. In grinders and in earphones, I only recently found out I’m looking for the one. A sound/timbre/slant that satisfies me. A perfect morning routine with perfect consequences when using the noisy grinder. In used, the seller wants to rip off the buyer, and the buyer wants to rip off the seller. But because these are agreed to be the rules of the game, we tacitly agree complaints are automatically lies. We deny and choose to ignore complaints. Take your poison about how as below, so above applies.