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Evangelina Cifliganec

Writer, Publisher, HappySomething.com

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Is there anything more important for humanity, and its long term survival, than knowing the "truth"?

I think the question is clear enough, although general. Sometimes we take for granted why we always want to know the truth, and my answer is because it helps us survive better, at least in the long term. Even gossiping and curiosity about other people's lives I believe come from that fact, that knowing the truth, and less secrets helps us survive better, more often than not. But this instinctive truth search sense we have developed in old and different times, to me seems as needed as ever today. I wonder what other people think, how many of us have thought of this, and the media, or the paparazzi, etc. in that way, and is there anything more essential for humanity's long term survival, in terms of values than knowing/seeking greater truths?

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    Feb 27 2011: I think there are a lot more important things for humanity and it's long term survival than knowing the truth. Love for example. If Christopher Columbus never discovered America a lot of Native American tribes wouldn't have suffered their cruel fate. If Albert Einstein never discovered E=MC squared then no bombs would have been dropped on Japan causing countless pointless deaths. The fact is that truth can be more harmful to humanity, and can be the cause of it's destruction. It would be far more wiser to have age old secrets, than just spilling out the truth to everyone. What would happen to the world if one day everyone would know the secrets of the Universe.

    Not everyone is capable of handling the truth. Your question "Is there anything more important for humanity, and it's long term survival, than knowing the truth"? I gave an important example of Love. If you find out all the secrets of the universe and on your deathbed you would have regretted your life and called it a waste for there was no love, just truth.
    So therefore I believe there are far more important things for humanity and it's long term survival than truth.

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