Hey there, and welcome back to the quote of the day series. Today's quote has a lot to with fact and fiction, and I hope you find it helpful. And now for the quote:
The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)
This is a very interestinq quote. Take a few seconds to examine it. You'll notice a subtle play on words. If you do notiece it, then you probably understand the deeper meaning of the quote. If you don't, let me try to explain:
Many people in life will tell you things. Some will tell you things in innocence, others in guilt, others in confidence, others in excitement, joy, pain, etc. When these people, particularly people you may know well or have a bonding friendship or relationship with, tell you whatever it is they find so tantalizingly important, they will almost always swear on their lives it's the truth. However, I'm sure you've noticed as well as I how accounts of the truth can differ greatly between friends and loved ones. When this happens, it can sometimes be extremely difficult to find an accurate portrayal of the truth rooted deep somewhere within each involved person's accounts. Of course, when a decision needs to be made in life a decision needs to be made, and thus we must sometimes choose the lesser of two evils. This entire ordeal can be made much easier if one has their own account of said truth ready and waiting for consideration within one's mind whenever possible. While this may not always be possible, it is important to be able to have some sort of common ground to refer to when making decisions involving important matters in which multiple parties have differing opinions.
Bearing this in mind, it would be much easier to judge on a controversy when one has background knowledge of that controversy. While this may seem bias to some, I urge those among you to keep in mind that knowledge is neither inherently good or evil, it simply exists. It is those who discover and apply the knowledge who decide whether it is going to be used for good or evil.
Well, I hope you found this quote inspirational, and I'll be back tomorrow with another rousing quote.