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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 20 2011: 1. There’s no shame in asking for help. There are some things one should never do alone.
    2. The laughter of your own child has power over the worst day you’ve ever had.
    3. Belief in magic, fairies and toys coming to life keeps you young.
    4. Marrying your friend makes for a fantastic marriage.
    5. Things that cannot be done in a day: 1. Build Rome 2. Learn to play the piano 3. Speak a foreign language 4. Potty train a 2 year old.
    6. You can go home again.
    7. There is no amount of training, book reading or attending of classes that will adequately prepare you to be a teacher. It’s a different view from the other sides of the desks where you have to stand with 30 pairs of eyes on you just waiting for you to say something pithy.
    8. Starting smoking is the dumbest thing one can do. Ask a smoker if they regret starting and you’ll get the same answer.
    9. Obsessing over one thing will destroy all other things in your life.
    10. Mel Brooks is a genius.

    I know it’s supposed to be a list of ten, but I can’t help myself.

    11. Starring in a musical or wearing tights for a Shakespearean play will not make you gay. (I have to tell my students this all the time)
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      Mar 20 2011: Number 2. is true for me also, number 11. not so sure, I practically fell on the floor when my acting school said we had to ware a dance belt.
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        Mar 20 2011: i liked number 5... it's true for all of us i hope

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