- Mitch SMith
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Is the truth the enemy of humanity?
I am trying to make sense of this.
Like all children, I was raised to respect the truth.
In subsequent endeavors and research I can say with a fair bit of confidence, that the truth is the absolute goal of life in the role of adaptation - it's true or you die.
But have a look at this:
It would seem that the truth is the last goal of success for a human life.
Is truth actually our enemy?
Have we been labouring under an illusion?
And should humans actually thrive by subverting the truth?
Is it not true that the art of life is the skillful application of lies?
And was the last statement I made the truth? or a lie?
What would the world look like, if humans actually sought truth?
It is clear that it is not the world we live in now.
(edit: to link TED talks is difficult to do pro-actively - this is the talk I wanted to link to: