Did you swear at the guy that cut you off on the freeway?

aquaYou, at the grocery.

You, at the workout club.

You, on the golf course.

You, at your son’s school, your daughter’s soccer game, your friend’s baby shower, your husband’s work party …

Wherever YOU are — or you were — remember that thing you overheard? Remember that juicy little tidbit Suzy told you? That she swore was true because John told her and Matt told him and well, you know, it just had to be true because why else would Matt have said it.

Uh, hu. Right.

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

When you’re driving down the highway and some guy cuts you off, doesn’t even signal, and proceeds to speed away unaffected by his rudeness — YOU, swear at him, call him names, get flustered, and assume he’s a major jackass … when in all actuality, he’s driving erratically because he just got a phone call from the hospital and his wife of forty years is in a coma after being struck by a drunk driver.

What if, for one day the human race was able to see the truth in every action, every circumstance, every situation — be it good or bad. Would we treat each other differently if that truth revealed a person’s true and entire situation? Would we?

Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Truth Serum“You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?”

If I had a vile of truth serum I wouldn’t use it to ask a politician a question. I wouldn’t use it to solve a murder mystery. I wouldn’t use it find out anything that I don’t already know. What would be the point? Life’s a lovely, enigmatic thing to be blessed with and I for one am enjoying the journey just as it is. Now find me a vile filled with aqua de vita from the Fountain of Youth and you’ll get a whole nother story — that vile I could use ;)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. James Pailly says:

    It took me many years to realize just how murky our concept of “truth” can be.

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