Anupriy Kanti

Creative Consultant, E-Dutainment Unlimited

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What makes me deserving to know the Truth about anything? Does questioning and contemplating make me worthy enough to know?

We are surrounded by great mysteries and questions. At some point in our lives, we have always wondered and questioned ourselves or others. Who are we? Why do we exist? Is there a Divine Power?

Most of us live our life not giving to much thoughts to these philosophical open-ended questions. Some of us seek to get as close as we can to the 'Truth' (if any) by pursuing knowledge by means of science, literature, religion or spirituality. Yet as much as we like to know the answers to them, there is one thing we forget to ask ourselves one question -

What makes us so deserving to know the truth more than others?

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    Mar 13 2011: I am not sure what would make you unworthy. Why is it something you have to earn?
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      Mar 18 2011: I do not think that I am unworthy, that question is moot because one can always conjugate reasons of why one does not meet certain criteria or conditions making him or her unworthy. Besides, you are answering a question by questioning its negation.

      Besides, the point of me asking what makes me worthy is that besides, my own curiosity and knowledge seeking attitude, I can't think of any other reason why I should get to know truth about anything.

      The idea was to ask - what makes anyone of us better deserving to know something about the world more than others?
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    Mar 12 2011: Interesting question.. I like to believe that everyone deserves to and is worthy enough to pursue knowledge. Any kind of knowledge. I am not sure if there is one sole truth to be discovered but even if there is, I don't think anyone is more deserving than anybody else to know it.

    But yes, there are certain under lying requirements (that anyone can cultivate) to set one self on such a pursuit. Open mindedness, humility and acknowledging change, to name a few.
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      Mar 18 2011: A very thoughtful answer...

      The point of me asking this was because I see around me a world full of diversity - people with different outlooks, beliefs etc. It made me wonder 'How am I to understand the world if I am limited by my own perception?'. So I thought that few ways to knowledge, as you aptly put it, was Open-mindedness, humility, acknowledgement etc.

      However, it raised me another question - Does a loss of subjectivity get to closer to the truth (or truths)? If yes, then our emotions and perception are not something to be felt, but overcome. If yes, then it is as good as saying that objectivism is perhaps the only way to go. Then it's better to be 'Wikipedia' then a 'human being' if one wants to pursue knowledge or truth..
  • Mar 13 2011: l hope, helpful to you

    ....One of the two men said to his friend: "This strange world must have someone to regulate it, and this orderly country must have a lord, and this fine town, an owner, and this finely made palace, a master builder. We must try to know him, for it is understood that the one who brought us here was he. If we do not recognize him, who will help us? What can await from these impotent creatures whose language we do not know and who do not heed us? Moreover, surely one who makes a vast world in the form of a country, town, and palace, and fills it from top to bottom with wonderful things, and embellishes it with every sort of adornment, and decks it out with instructive miracles wants something from us and from those that come here. We must get to know him and find out what he wants."....(QUOTE)