Has anyone ever refused to believe what you said, despite the fact that you had proof? As if by sheer force of will they could change things. It’s impressive. It’s also rather ridiculous.
I can decide the sky is black and refuse to believe anything to the contrary, but it doesn’t mean the sky is black. It just means I refuse to see the truth. Ah, there I go. Boiling it down and making it black and white. If I said you yelled and you said you didn’t, whose view do we trust? If I say you were mean and you say you were insensitive, who’s right? If I tell you something didn’t happen and I can prove it didn’t happen, you should believe me? But you won’t always. Ego gets in the way. Personality clouds perception. Sometimes, the truth is not something we are willing to face.
Even as I write the word, I giggle. Because I know my truth or my perception of the truth about most things. But is there a 100% incontrovertible truth? They always say there is his side, her side and the truth. Can any of us really get at the truth? Or do all the trappings of being human make it impossible?