Where is the truth?
Do we really know the truth about many things in our way of living where we coexist and cooperate with others? Or do we simply have a trust, faith and loyalty to believe things to be as others tell us? If we can't verify it ourselves to demonstrate the veracity and veritas/truth of something, then we're going on trust and belief that it is that way.
I buy much that is organic. Buying organic can be more expensive. But I don't want all the chemicals and poisons that are considered "mostly" "safe" to larger animals like us humans, meanwhile they are harmful to smaller non-human animals.
Am I to trust the evaluations of others? To have faith in their assessment? To be loyal to their claims of truth that I can't verify and demonstrate myself? To believe what they say is safe for me to consume when it's known to be harmful for other smaller animals?
I don't trust them. Especially since many of the chemicals and pesticides aren't completely safe,a and have been shown to have levels of health risks by being consumed. We put these in plants, they go into the soil, and the plants absorb them through the roots. Then we eat the plants. I prefer to get the least amount of man-made or natural made chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides in my body.
But, when I buy organic, I don't actually know the food is grown without anything that can be harmful to my health. I also don't actually know the food is actually grown in an organic way. I don't have the truth demonstrated to me by me being able to verify it.
Others say they verified that a grower is organic. Others says they verified that certain growing methods are safer than more chemically-laden methods. I have a belief, trust, faith and loyalty to the honesty and integrity of those who do verify in my place.
This is how much in our society and our lives works. We can't know everything to be true. We can know much about many things as pieces of knowledge, as information. But whether it's true or not is harder to determine.
We can't verify everything. If we would try to, most of our time would be spent trying to verify what others give us as truth since we aren't the ones who know it as a truth. If we want to know something to be true, we have to verify if it is true. Otherwise, we have to trust in the honesty and integrity of others caring for the truth in reality to convey that truth.
Trust is the default that we base much of our perception and conception of reality upon, because we only have truth in a limited scope of what we can verify and demonstrate for ourselves. Even if something is true, we can't really apply and use the word true to it, because it can't be known to be true by ourselves.
It may be true that someone is growing plants organically, but I can't really know that as a truth. I just trust the certification authority to do their job with honesty and integrity to make sure the grower is doing things as they are supposed to.
When we receive some piece of knowledge or information that is claimed as true, it has come down a chain, from a source to us and others along the way. We all relay information, some of it we have verified to be true, and some if not most of it is relayed based on belief, trust, faith and loyalty if the source originator conveying the truth in reality as it is.
But the world is filled with dishonest and disintegrated people who don't care about truth, about aligning with truth, about being in harmony with truth. And we all fall victim to our own cognitive biases that can allow us to relay misinformation, disinformation or falsity as if it were "truth".
Most of us don't willingly lie all the time to purposefully convey falsity as truth, but that doesn't mean many people don't do it sometimes. And regardless, falsity gets accepted as truth because we are trusting in others and the original source conveying the truth and not falsity. Most people have belief, trust, faith and loyalty in the "authority" of the news to convey "real news" as opposed to "fake news" or false news.
This is how easy it is to create a perception of reality in the minds of the masses. Anything that the "authorities" say, is trusted by the majority. What people think is the reality outside of their local lives (that they actually can verify) isn't verified, but is simply accepted as true and real. The media has a hold on the minds of the masses, shaping reality even if it's an unreality.
Discernment is less employed when our trusted sources of information feed us what to trust and believe in. Reality and perception management is easily done when blindly trusted messages are projected across a nation and across the planet to influence and have people accept a version of reality that may not even exist.
People join establishments that fit into the mainstream narrative and reality they've been injected with through word "magic" and social engineering. People become soldiers and fight manufactured wars for their masters who sit as game masters behind a chess board. The world's a stage. It's a big deception in large part.
Thank you for your time and attention. Peace.
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