Before beginning this testimonial, I decided to look up the precise definition of the word. Here it is: Testimonial: “a written declaration certifying to a person’s character, conduct, or qualifications”. But I thought to myself: “Is anyone going to believe a declaration, by me, ‘certifying the character, conduct and qualifications’ of a group of people when one of those people is me?!” So I thought about it a while and eventually came to the conclusion that what most people accept as ‘truth’ in this world, in any domain, is rarely if ever based on cold, hard facts anyway, so I needn’t stress myself over trying to provide ‘irrefutable proof’. For some, no such proof from another is necessary because they can work it out for themselves; for others, no amount of proof would ever suffice to convince them of something that contradicts their beloved prejudices.
The fact is, most people believe or accept as ‘truth’ that which most closely reflects their own personal beliefs. For the most part, people adopt the seeds of such beliefs at a young age when they lack the maturity to discern truth from lies. So they’re really not ‘their own’ beliefs at all. Long and often stressful experience has taught me that some people simply have a natural ‘taste’ for things that are true, while others have a natural ‘taste’ for lies and illusion. One person’s drink really is another’s poison it seems and we may as well just tell the Truth as we find it and let those with eyes to see and ears to hear do what comes naturally. Continue reading