I do not believe in my truth and I do not believe in your truth. An FSG messaging and optics strategist Loren Weisman quote and blog about the difference between facts and opinions.
So, I do not believe in my truth…
And, I have an issue with the idea of how some will move an opinion to a fact. Even if it is not an objective fact. To me, it seems like stating an opinion or a belief can allow for more conversations and better discussions, instead of just claiming that it is my truth.
And in buying in to that or forcing a truth that may just be a strong opinion, it might be good to ask yourself.. “are you trying to control and guide truth or are you allowing truth to control and guide you?
There is fact and there is opinion.
Just because you believe in something so much and wish it was true, does not make it true. And if I return in a conversation saying I am prepared to respect your opinion, but it is shoved back in my face that it is a truth, makes it a great challenge to have any kind of conversation that can go anyone respectful.
This applies to awards as well. So many get wrapped up in who is the best over understanding, that it completely subjective. Awards are subjective and popular opinions … and in some cases based on popularity or in other cases, just bought.
Subjective or objective?
Sharing your opinion and stating why it is your opinion, why you feel strong about it, why it is important to you and why you believe it is worlds better creates a more inviting conversation than contradicting people and saying it is a fact. This also ties into respecting a different view as well.
We have enough trouble with conversations and communication these days. It might make for better connections and discussions if we can come from a humble place where we clearly differentiate facts and opinions, while keeping the word truth for things that are true.
“I do not believe in my truth and I do not believe in your truth. I believe in the truth.”
So, Consider clarifying the difference between fact and opinion. It may help your reputation and your opinions to be seen in a stronger light.
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