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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 16 2011: My list:
    1) The truth is the best source of happiness, and the worst at destroying lives.
    2) Trust is more difficult to obtain than love.
    3) Everyone should hear both sides of the story.
    4) No one should be denied the freedom to see beyond their front yard.
    5) Forgiving is the ultimate act of love.
    6) Not everything has to be justified.
    7) We all share a common goal.
    8) There is someone who just said the same thing you just said.
    9) No one has to over analyze love, just enjoy it.
    10) The reason this list took two hours to write was because I could not find my glasses.
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      May 16 2011: Roni. I'm glad you found your glasses so that we could all benefit from your awesome list.

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