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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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    May 6 2011: Great idea! HereĀ“s mine:

    1. The body can be healed and nurtured through touch that carries the right intention
    2. Most people that have synesthesia live without noticing it and/or giving it a practical use
    3. Smiles open huge doors
    4. Low self-steem is the key to Pandora's box of egotistic nightmares
    5. Nature is trying to tell us something
    6. Common-Sense is the new Shangri-La trip no one wants to engage in
    7. Seems that most humans die early and they re-encarnate in adults
    8. While there is oil, there is greed. While there is greed, there is not true sustainability.
    9. TED videos should replace most TV programing
    10. Place yourself in the place of others, so you can judge accordingly
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      May 6 2011: Hi Christian,
      We are discussing synethsias in another thread "What is it you think that the person who holds opposite views from yours is thinking/" (or something like that). I hope that you will join us and give us your insights into it so that we can understand it better!
    • May 6 2011: Christian I really like #'s 5 & 6. We have never come close to taming or even at times understanding "nature." Sometimes, we keep living as if it doesn't exist and our attempts to ignore it are actually real. We have to learn what it is saying to us. Common and sense seems to be our cultural oxymorons.

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