Friday, January 31, 2020

Truth of the New Normal

What is the new normal? 

We as a society have discovered the new normal through the political upheaval that we have been experiencing. And also in the social paradox that we are daily confronted with. 

The new normal is that there is no normal. Everything is in play right now. Civility is gone and brutal dishonesty is the has become the closest thing to truth that we can find. I need an interpreter to understand where we are on the continuum of truth to falsehood. 

 I was astounded at the loose handling of truth and fact on both sides during the Impeachment Trial. I was appalled at the blatant misrepresentations and falsehoods being professed as fact. But, in a society where absolute truth has been eradicated, it it to be expected. Society has become the product that has been taught in schools for decades. 

There are no absolutes. Truth is evaluated through the observer's lens and is the result of viewer experience. Therefore, there is no false news--or false truths, only truth of a different perspective.

It is not serving us well. We need some absolutes to help us navigate landmines out there.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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