Truth or where…

The sun sets on another day…

The crisp blue sky was as cold as ice as the sun set rapidly in the western sky.

I was having a discussion tonight with someone about relationships and marriage. They had never been married before and made the statement they would not marry anyone who had been. The logic behind that was that a promise was made and if the marriage failed the promise was broken and they couldn’t trust someone like that. I listened and listen to their logic and of course it made sense. If you make a promise in theory you should keep it.

It was a short time later that we started playing the what if game and I asked very pointedly, what if one of the people is beaten, are they at fault. I also asked if one person was unfaithful she was more than willing to penalize the other? The conversation continued for quite some time and we also discussed the idea of a relationship and what type of promise it was. If one person did not keep up their part of the relationship and someone leaves who is at fault?

This can be a very touchy subject mainly because the truth is subjective to personal bias. Let me state that again, the idea of truth is constantly subjective based on personal bias. In other words, one person’s truth May well be another person’s lie. Of course there are also numerous shades of gray in this particular statement.

I’m sure there are a lot of people that would debate the truth is always the truth. There is a particular bias in that as well. Sometimes the truth fluctuates based on point of view and there’s not much you can do about it. Oftentimes the truth is overrated. Quite a few times the truth is underrated. I guess what I’m trying to say is that truth undergoes a lot of juxtapositions as it gains the tag truth and we really have to pay attention to what truth is and how we approach the idea of truth.

In this time of Christmas Eve Eve the truth is constantly under question. With that I give you a potential truth: “it is always good to be good to people and sometimes it’s even better to be great to people”. It may not make sense but it is usually true. I can also give you Star Treks ultimate truth, “after a Time you may find that having is not so great a thing as wanting. It is not logical but it is often true.”

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and consider the truths in your life. Consider your relationships and how you see them. After that take a moment and tell the people that you care about that they are awesome and make every day your best day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be true…