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Krys C


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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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  • Jul 13 2011: OkAy decided to make a list ... As per suggestion do so before looking at others.

    Here it goes ....
    1. Words are a weapon and a tool. They can kill people's spirit or save it.
    2. Having the courage to change, changes everything.
    3. Greater possibilities exist than we can envision in our own minds.
    4. Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.
    5. Relationships are mirrors to ourselves.
    6. One need not be born royal to become a princess.
    7. Stubbornness/persistence is a blessed curse.
    8. Everything has an opposite, living fast is finding the extremes, living well is finding the balance.
    9. Our physical state parallels our spiritual.
    10. Reality is  funnier an more unbelievable than fiction.

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