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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: Here is my list
    1. I am glad to be alive.
    2.The laughter of babies is the most joyous sound in the world.
    3. I have much to learn.
    4. Listening teaches me more than talking ever did
    5.I need to listen more
    6. Age will not dictate what I can do (at least not yet).
    7. Everything really bad that has ever happened to me was not as bad as I thought it would be.
    8. Changes are often more of a blessing than a curse.
    7.The more I know about our species- the more I like people -warts and all
    8.Loving is better than hating and it feels a lot better too.
    9 Playing it safe can lead to a dull existence.
    10. Forgiving is a better way.
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      May 9 2011: Changes are what you make of them. Most lead to opportunity presented. The experiences in our life tend to not seem as significant as time passes.
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      May 12 2011: the second #8 seems right to me
      9 true but not playing it safe can lead to non existence :)
      10 supports my # 7
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        May 12 2011: Hi Stephen, I am probably much older than you are and I am ready to play it a lot less safe after having been a very proper person until now (but I agree with you for my children's lives!)
        Cheers to you

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