I saw this week’s “Let’s Blog Off” subject and I knew I was in trouble. I have to be honest. I’ve spent very little time trying to figure out the difference between fact and truth. I guess that isn’t saying much for my intellect.
I always write my LBO content the Saturday ahead of the required release date and then just schedule it in WordPress. I really have no clue what everyone else is going to say. Chances are I’m going to learn a lot today, or, maybe I won’t learn anything.
Seriously, look at this quote by Aristotle on the subject.
“To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true.”
I don’t have something quite so complicated and deep to share with you today. Rather, I have something quite simple.
I live my life in the ever shrinking space between truth and fact. I reach out to touch truth only to have it dissipate like a morning fog as the heat of the sun burns it into history. A history that mocks me as I pick up its pieces and try to assemble the facts like a puzzle with no picture. I clench my fist out of frustration as what I’ve put together doesn’t match what I was reaching for.
There is a difference between truth and fact, and it alludes my every attempt to understand it.