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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 11 2011: 1. Most of us have a natural inclination to connect with others.
    2. I somehow learn much better and faster when I humble my mind and position myself as a student.
    3. Respecting, appreciating, and valuing each other as potential ideal beings helps deepen my understanding of ourselves and purpose of life.
    4. The earth is mysteriously structured like the human body.
    5. Many of us require education to build mental tools to effectively deal with our daily problems.
    6. Love blended with commitment builds trust and bonding experiences.
    7. There are tons of more universal laws present but that we are not fully aware of or knowledgeable of YET.
    8. I'm not in any form of religion, but I'm still fascinated by how many of the major world events today were PREDICTED by religionists in past ages where those religions were developed from very different ideological roots.
    9. Mistakes are forgivable at first but not from the second time.
    10. Everybody talks and dreams of a peaceful world.
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      May 12 2011: Seijo, I really enjoyed your list. As I have aged, though, I know that mistakes of others and our own often need to be forgiven multiple times.

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