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“truth has no agenda”

“truth has no agenda”

ivonprefontaine:

This post about truth points out that truth is relational. The word truth comes from the Old German trothe which is connected to troth and betrothed which suggest being in relationship. Truth is not “relativism gone wild” as the final line suggests. We speak it with compassion, but also recognize that some ‘truths’ are problematic. Those we speak out against when they arise and we remain in relationship with the world, a better world.

Originally posted on Lead Our Lives:

That is the message that the bumper sticker was conveying to anyone who could see it, even at 75 MPH on I-95!

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I started to reflect on just what truth is. Truth has always been very important to me.

Truth – IS.

Truth – is SUBJECTIVE.

Yes, Truth is subjective.

After wandering around on the internet, I found that the slogan, “Truth has no agenda,” is used by many in both of the political parties here in the US. I’m quite sure that anyone who uses the phrase stands fairly strongly in their beliefs that their truth has no agenda, while looking down their noses at the other side. Can you picture it? I sure can.

The subjective nature of truth is something we can all agree on, yes?

My truth and yours will always be different. For that I am deeply grateful. For you and I are very different…

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

2 responses »

  1. Thank you, Ivon for re-blogging this. You are right about the relational nature of truth. Making room in our hearts for someone else’s truth is what can open us to healing.

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