Spoken words live until they are forgotten.
So write, write for immortality.
As the insane man himself once argued; concepts arise as abstractions of individual experiences. Therefore, all concepts arise from ‘the equation of unequal things’ (On Truth and Lie). Thus, truth in other words is linked to its productions.
‘… in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. TRUTHS ARE ILLUSIONS WHICH WE HAVE FORGOTTEN ARE ILLUSIONS… coins that have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins’ (On Truth and Lie).
So there you have it, the problem of truth is enshrined in the way it is mishandled. The insane man speaks some real truth if you ask me. Human consciousnesses does not signify an ultimate reality, because we’re both conscious and unconscious. We interpret the world from a perspective we chose to, and so our individual will to truth must be interrogated.
Put me under the spot light. I want to think. Let the wise man rest in peace. On one side of the scale there’s truth, on the other there’s perspectives, external and internal factors. Keep the scale equally balanced they said. How can that be possible when your truth is powered by your perspective? How can that be possible when your perspective changes when others dictate it should? Its all will to truth and will to power.
What I’m getting at is if we shared the same perspective, then our truths would be the same and in turn we would have trust (insincere type of trust). Until of course there was a change of perspective from either one of us, then you know what would happen… your truth would become my lies and my lies would become your truth.
Funny isn’t it how I intended to comment on truth and ended up discussing perspective- as ALWAYS.
‘If you all depend on Allah with true reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who go forth hungry in the morning and return with a full belly at dusk’ (Prophet Muhammad pbuh) [Tirmidhi]