Seeking the truth in a complicated situation is like reproducing a nature scene on a blank canvas.
Everyone has their own truth, their own reality, just as every observer of a scene has their own interpretation. One may see beauty first and later find imperfection just as one may find fault first until innocence is revealed in the quest for truth. According to Einstein, the object is changed simply by the act of observing. Is it also true that a situation is affected by the beliefs of the Truth seeker – as well as – the beliefs of the Truth seeker being affected by the situation?
If I start out mistrusting someone as I seek the truth, will more red flags appear thereby confirming my mistrust than if I began by believing innocent mistakes were made? Do I create more layers of obstacles to the truth when I begin by assuming the worst of the individual? Why do I want to prove malicious behavior when it would only increase the intensity of the situation? Is it because I wouldn’t have to work at trusting them since my fears would be well-founded? Am I looking for the easier way out?
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