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SoulPancake Sunday

I think truth is a relative term. I think the whole question is subjective.

There are accepted truths out there that applies to you but not to me. There is also the truth or the real story of things. I find it difficult to explain but I'm oddly intrigued by how I would put everything into words.

People can always look you in the eye and tell you they're telling nothing but the truth. Personally, sometimes I rely on gut feelings (which by the way, have never failed me yet) and also, faith.

We always have this never ending quest to find the truth, be it in our relationships to as huge as how did life really began. I try to be as logical as I can when dealing with lies and truths but most of the time, it's always that nagging feeling that I have that something isn't right, that after everything has been said and done, I still have a bad feeling about things. Luckily for me, I always end up right. When I feel like explanations doesn't suffice, I dig really deep until I find what I'm looking for.

And sometimes, I give up. Sometimes, when we stop digging deeper and asking questions, somehow, things take it's natural course and eventually, the truth comes out in the most unexpected ways.

I think I am lied to more than an average person has ever been lied to. I'm not really proud of that fact and how it reflects that I am gullible to lies, maybe I trust too much and easily believe in the good of this world. I never fail to give the benefit of the doubt even if you don't deserve it. But I do know that somewhere along the line, I ALWAYS find out the truth, whether it is the good or bad kind.

But when you think about it, do we really know at all what the truth is? We think we do, we think we don't. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. Sometimes, we don't care. Lives happen everyday, situations overlap on top of each others', information passed on to too many people, moments when we could've made the right decision, moments that are out of our control, personal biases, people with different understanding of things.

The absolute truth then is diluted, blurred until it becomes non-existent. The absolute truth is broken down into tiny little pieces and dispersed until it becomes our personal truths, our personal views and the reality we build our world around.

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."
- Marcus Aurelius

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