The whole truth and nothing but ...

Truth can be anything but true. It can be anything we want it to be. Let’s be honest. We all have our favorite household mirrors.

If one’s version of the truth does not sync with facts, it doesn’t seem to matter anymore. Because defiance and dismissal remain constantly on guard and ready with some nutcase interpretation and rationale. And if there are no facts supporting any given notion, then truth is a free-for-all.

There is no truth, except through a single point of view, an old Indian axiom says. So, does the objectivity of truth still exist? Truth tends to be mercurial and can be adulterated by conspiracy theories and self-deceptions that favor an ideology, religion, political belief or popular leader. It shape-shifts in the minds of those unable to accept unsettling reality. Like your cousin Irma, whom you would love to advise to see a shrink.

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