When asking questions are we seeking the truth?
Has truthfulness gone out of style? Is it irrelevant in today’s world? Is it ok to say anything, true or not, if it sounds good or fits your perspective? Will this philosophy become more pervasive in the future?
Has the idea of “a reasonable pumping of the wares” become “say whatever you want to promote your viewpoint, product or service?” Can we forget about facts or accuracy or veracity when seeing or hearing presentations? Must we take all that we see and hear with many “grains of salt”? What will be or what is the effect of AI on the concepts of trust and truth?
“Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.”
― Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
When the term “fake news” is so frequently referenced, especially by those trying to spread fake news, is it possible to believe anything or anyone? We, as a society, have an obvious loss of faith in politicians and the media. Is there not also skepticism about science, religion and those in leadership? Is this loss of faith due to hearing lies or to the labeling of everything said, as “fake news”?
How do you discern the truth or at least seek it? Do you always try to be truthful in your dealings with others? Do you feel most people are truthful or at least want to be? Do you love the truth?