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    dots Submission Name: ponder upondots

    Author: mihir
    ASL Info:    18/m/India
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       please help me in this quest for answers, and tell me also what you think of my questions! thanks!

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    dotsponder upondots

    I have a few questions that I often think about, and still do think about them.
    1. How do we know what is true? Or Is there any truth at all in the world? If yes, is that truth the same for everyone? If not, then can it be called truth?
    2. If a person has a lot of information, does it mean she has equal/proportionate amount of knowledge?
    3. What are the various factors that influence our beliefs? to what extent?

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      1. How do we know what is true? Or Is there any truth at all in the world? If yes, is that truth the same for everyone? If not, then can it be called truth?
    2. If a person has a lot of information, does it mean she has equal/proportionate amount of knowledge?
    3. What are the various factors that influence our beliefs? to what extent?

    1. One must first ask oneself "What is 'truth', really?' Then they will say. "'Truth' is a name created by humans to understand an occurance which changes them, causes wonderment, propels them . . . And so on." If the event exists and the word exists, then there must be some form of truth.

    Truth may not be tru

    th, in reality, just another form of the event which can be called truth. Truth can be defined as good or bad. Truth can be molded to fit the mind of the one beholding it. Truth could be the same as, for example, beauty.

    If beauty can be viewed differently and truth can be viewed differently, then truth and beauty exist and do not exist. If one person says 'Truth 1' is right and the same person says 'Truth 2' is wrong and another person says the opposite, this means that 'Truth' does not exist and does exist. Therefore the idea of Truth is a paradox.

    Truth is the same for everyone. If Truth is Truth, then it is always Truth. If one truth is a lie, then one lie is a truth.

    2. If Betty reads the book and Tom reads the book each have a different amount of knowledge of the book depending on how intelligent they are. If Betty doesn't like the book's contents, she might not learn as much. If Tom is smarter than Betty and does not like the contents, he might learn more. There are always variables depending on WHO or WHAT is using the information.

    If Betty has a book that goes into more detail than Tom's book, but Tom understands more of what he is reading, Tom will still come out on top.

    (If both Betty and Tom have the book on-hand at any time, both of them have the same knowledge of that book at any given moment. It depends on how they comprehend and use that information and knowledge.)

    THEREFORE, information and knowledge CAN be equal/proportionate BUT it depends on the BEHOLDER.

    Information is static, knowledge can be reflected upon and grow. Reflection of knowledge can lead to the discovery of new information, but the information doesn't change.

    3. I don't even want to talk about three.
    | Posted on 2006-05-08 00:00:00 | by Shuurinakisame | [ Reply to This ]
      Number one, you need to find out for yourself. Number two, that person is just a fast learner...that's good and knowing does not mean you are smart if you don't apply the knowledge...that's the real wisdom. Number three...well that could be any person place or thing, and we allow influences to settle with us. It doesn't just happen. I hoped this helped out some. Good questions.

    | Posted on 2006-02-26 00:00:00 | by Magnolia Steele | [ Reply to This ]
      Truth is whatever one believes to be true. I could say it is true that I have brown hair and someone else could say it is true that my hair is sandy blonde. truth depends on perspective. Since we all have different perspectives, our truths in life remain different as well. Take any one religion (or to further minimize it any one denomination or any one church) and you will still have a variety of beliefs and truths, even though they are united under one truth, there are still lesser truths about that main truth that they may believe differently about-does that make sense?

    I agree with Milo; Knowledge and information are much alike, but wisdom is far greater.

    ANything and everything influence our beliefs. Picture yourself as a lump of clay. When you watch a movie, it bumps against you and makes an indention. When you talk with your friends, the words they say toach you and make their own marks on you. Think of all the things and people that could change the shape of a lump of clay; thay all influence your beliefs and affect how you perceive life. The difficult part is deciding what you believe and hardening yourself so that the other factors in life make less of an impression on who you are.
    | Posted on 2006-02-24 00:00:00 | by orange | [ Reply to This ]
      good questions, here are my answers;
    1. truth is all around you, truth is the voice in your noggin that tells you what is right and what is wrong (whether you choose to listen or not..),truth is every word God ever spoke (whether you believe it or not) breathe in, breathe out...
    2. knowledge is only having the information, now wisdom is a completely different thing..
    3.what doesn't influence our beliefs? family, friends, music, television (kill it!)... taking the time and having the courage to stand alone and decide for yourself what you will believe in, well thats what makes you who and what you are, if you believe deeply enough to stand firm..

    | Posted on 2005-11-16 00:00:00 | by Milo shanley | [ Reply to This ]
      Truth is beyond words. Words alone cannot completely describe anything; therefore seeking truth with words will fail. Love leads to truth, while hate, though a powerful force, leads to oblivian of self and acts as a destructive force to others. Trying always to to well by others as by yourself. will change you and those around you. What do we have to lose by putting a little love in our hearts? Indecision? Hate? What? Are those things not worth losing?
    | Posted on 2005-11-01 00:00:00 | by my shadow | [ Reply to This ]
      I don't know the answer to the truth thing, but I can really relate to it. I'm having major reality issues right now spiritually, and am having difficult believing things that I know I should, and want to believe in...

    The truth is really hard to find. No, I don't think it would be true if it wasn't true for some person, and I really hope there is truth in this world. What have we become if we lack even honesty? Most of the truth is the truth as one person knows it, or scientific facts, which are mostly just theories anyways.

    It would probably be said that one would have a proportionate amount of knowledge if they had the average knowledge for what they needed it for. Or enough knowledge about something to be able to do what ever needs to be done with it.

    There are so many factors that influence our beliefs. And the sad thing is, it'd be really hard to find someone without these factors, and also hard to identify them.

    Really good questions, any more you have to ponder about?
    | Posted on 2005-11-01 00:00:00 | by Azure | [ Reply to This ]

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