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Krys C


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What are 10 things YOU know to be true?

I was interested and intrigued by Sarah's '10 things you know to be true' list exercise, particularly with the pattern she observed in hearing others; that you would continuously see items exact and opposite to your own, items you've never heard of, or thought about before in exactly that light.

I'm fascinated by our definitions of what we consider to be 'truth', and the disputes between our definitions.

So I propose we post a couple lists of our own here, and experience our agreements (and disagreements), learn some new ideas and lines of thought. Personally, I think it best to write your own list BEFORE reading the ones posted here to avoid influence ;)

I hope a couple people will be interested in participating in this miniature project. And, hey, if you see something in someone's list you'd like to ask about, or learn more about, or debate. . .we now have the TED conversation platform to make that possible.

My list:

1. These are the most exciting times in which we could ever hope to be alive which have already occurred.
2. Too often, we allow inertia to control our actions.
3. Everyone should travel.
4. 'Because that's the way things are' is not a valid reason.
5. Whenever you say 'I had no choice', you're lying.
6. It is possible to have an honest and even pleasant relationship with someone you do not like.
7. Loving someone or something heart and soul does not necessarily make it good for you, or them, or it.
8. There are ideas and inventions yet to come which will make into reality what we consider to be fantasy today.
9. Everyone has at least one story worth hearing.
10. My truth is not final.


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    Mar 19 2011: the earth is round
    there is gravity
    human life will not last forever
    there are 60 seconds in a minute
    60 minutes in an hour
    we need water to survive
    we need food to survive
    you cannot time travel
    humans cannot breathe underwater
    the sun is not really yellow
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      Mar 19 2011: I have to disagree a bit here, of course without having any exact proof for my claims, but time travel in one form or another could still be possible, it has not been truly disproven.
      • Mar 21 2011: I agree. And who knows, maybe one day we will have eternal life, like audry de grey discussed. Or be able to breath under water.

        Ofcourse your list is true, and it brings up interesting points for discussion :)
      • Mar 21 2011: if you run fast enough down a block you'll notice that you've time travelled like 20 seconds into the future :)
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      Mar 21 2011: "you cannot time travel " there you have it. the one thing in the list I disagree with. :) it's cool how the four crossroads she mentioned are really visible in these lists. :)

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