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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 18 2011: Hi Roni!

    1.It's difficult moving on without telling the ones you love the most you love them.
    2.Being tall isn't that bad, sometimes.
    3.Art is beautiful no matter how grotesque it may appear.
    4.Everyone should risk their life by overcoming a fear.
    5.Calculus and architecture are languages and we need to familiarize ourselves with abstract equations and minimalistic mundane ideas derived from the human mind, our mind.
    6.Self-pity is the worst guilt.
    7.Loneliness is inevitable for someone like me.
    8.Some of the most talented individuals are held hostage by the ones closest to them.
    9.Breaking the law is lawful.
    10.The brain is the deadliest weapon.
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      May 18 2011: Hey Joseph! Stick around TED and share your ideas and you will find that you are far less lonely!

      I concur with #10 but I used to frame it that "your brain is your strongest muscle' when my own boys were little.
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      May 19 2011: # 3 and # 8 are clever! Great job big boy.
    • May 20 2011: Joseph, I totally agree with #3. But for me, the grotesque cries out in a different way than the more beautiful. The gortesque cries out for justice, for making things right, which I believe walks with beauty. Yes, it is very paradoxical, but I believe it is true.

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