In the wordless world, change doesn’t exist for self-evident reasons.
In the wordy world, constant change is survival. There is no other way. That’s because we are 70% water. Without constant change, we’d be dead and gone by the afternoon. Where will 70% of you be tomorrow?
No person ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and it is not the same person.” – Heraclitus
If nothing has been more constant than change for thousands of years and counting, then what should we call it now? Change, or constant?
They’re both free for the taking but, typical of word-users, it depends on whom you ask.
Change is the word preferred by fear-mongers whose income depends on their ability to get others to live in fear of change that hasn’t lit up yet and to believe who set their house on fire was an arsonist from out of town and maybe even from another country.
Constant is preferred by word-users who have no use of fear.
In a world constantly trying to make you fear, going with constancy takes a leap of faith. But that doesn’t mean it is a choice. After all, like our ancestors, we don’t make choices.
We make decisions.
However, when you do the leap of faith, many decisions are already made.
In the wordless world, truth doesn’t exist for self-evident reasons.
Among the word-users, there are those who are looking for truth, and those who claim to have found it.
Among those who claim to have found it, according to Google, true is “about 4.24 billion results,” Wikipedia took the short-cut, “True most commonly refers to truth,” and some claim the wisest and noblest teacher is nature.
“Will the real truth please stand up!”
Will the real truth please stand up risks to start another disagreement among those who claim to have found it, and if the past is anything to go by, it shall be the same old “Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest truth of them all?” all over again.
For the adults, it is okay because we have gotten used to it, but to the children, the truth is just another fairy tale.
Mirrors do not determine who is right, only who is competing, which explains, I think why the truth doesn’t work so well.
True is a word, and what truth tells us about words is whether a word happened or not doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that it’s true.
There are no truths here, only words. What word-users do with each is a different story entirely. There’s nothing the writer can do about it…is yours truly true point of view.