How can you know what is “True”? Is there one Truth? The current political drama running on all stations makes me shake my head and turn to philosophy.
Truth is subjective. On the other hand, one may argue that if you crash a car into a wall a million times the car will always crumble, therefore it must be an objective truth that moveable and immovable objects do not mix well. But I would postulate that if you ran that car into a wall an infinite number of times, in an infinite number of universes, at least once the wall would crumble and leave the car unscathed. Physicists are wondering if a broken glass could unbreak if given an infinite number of universes. It could happen.
A better analogy would be the man who looks out of his house one morning to find there is an earthquake and fire in his city. He believes the Apocalypse has come. He is killed by a falling brick. For him it was the apocalypse. For another man on that same morning 50 miles away. it was a nice day to work in the garden.
For the man killed in the disaster, it was the Truth…but it was also a nice day in the garden.
As for the broken glass, we see it is not repairable in our lifetimes, or in our universe, so go ahead and buy another one. No one wants to wait for infinity to have another glass of wine. That is true, too.
Understanding that there are many truths, equally valid, would go a long way to calming the political debate. I can only see and hear many people arguing vehemently that there is only ONE TRUTH…and they have it. The delight of delusion.
(The image above is Arthur Rackham’s illustration from the Ring of the Nibelung of Brunnhilde awakening. Brunnhilde wakes to a world she is about to destroy in an apocalyptic extravaganza, complete with a full orchestral soundtrack…but that is another story. )