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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 24 2011: 1) Our world is shaped by our interactions within it.
    2) Societies that advance too quickly become morally underdeveloped just as fast.
    3) No one problem has only one solution.
    4) Listening to the views of others can help us better listen to ourselves.
    5) A lot of the people charged with making big decisions are the ones who have no understanding of their impact.
    6) Pastry may not be good for cholesterol but it sure is great for the soul.
    7) It is better to believe in something outrageous than to believe in nothing at all.
    8) The more time we spend searching for answers, the less likely we are to remember what the question was.
    9) There is an ever widening gap between being good and not being bad.
    10) The only way to truly learn, understand and know something is to do it yourself.
    • Mar 24 2011: 8) The more time we spend searching for answers, the less likely we are to remember what the question was.

      I don't even know what the question is now...

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