4. free from restriction or limitation; not limited in any way: absolute command; absolute freedom.
Too many definitions and none of which I FEEL(my own truth if you will) are pertinent to the discussion and I like Wikipedia’s opening paragraph on truth so you can read that:
“The meaning of the word truth extends from honesty, good faith, and sincerity in general, to agreement with fact or reality in particular. The term has no single definition about which a majority of professional philosophers and scholars agree. Various theories of truth continue to be debated. There are differing claims on such questions as what constitutes truth; how to define and identify truth; the roles that revealed and acquired knowledge play; and whether truth is subjective, relative, objective, or absolute. This article introduces the various perspectives and claims, both today and throughout history.”
What is absolute truth?
Since the word truth has “no single definition about which a majority of professional etc. agree” and since the absolute definition I like is free from restriction, don’t you think that it can be anything and everything, all or nothing?
For me my truth has evolved over the years. I long felt that I had to do this, this and that a certain way so at first it was school. School didn’t give me much in terms of finding an absolute truth as when in reality it doesn’t so much matter how I did it, as the lessons have been taught in a variety of fashions and in venues other than school. Good-character and “success”(I find good-character far more worthwhile) has been cultivated around the world.
Then what. Work. No. Money. Ha, go worship money and you’ll find yourself broke or miserable or both. Love. Ever notice how once the honeymoon period is over the flame cools and then you find yourself looking at someone who you don’t even know who they are or what they are about.
Answer JMAW. An answer. I’m going with my truth which is to recount and share my own “false idols” if you will. Bare with me. I’m a spiritual traveler/poet/doodler/aspiring t-shirt mogul. I’m painting a grand picture for you.
There is no complete answer that will suffice other than go within. See what is going on. What is your soul really telling you? I doubt it’s telling rappers to get that extra blue diamond grill for 30 g’s or get bigger implants or whatever random randomness you can come up with.
In my opinion, it is that peaceful feeling you get in the backyard your backyard filled with plants like a rain forest, that feeling you get holding your dog and (s)he looks at you with unconditional love, that genuine smile that some people have that beams from their heart, that floating in the palm of the ocean’s hand with your eyes closed, that (fili in the blank). I suppose it’s those moments where words really do no justice and all you can do is feel.
That to me is absolute: not limited in any way. That to me is truth: cannot be described or agreed upon. That is the subject of the picture, everything else, well it’s important enough, but merely a backdrop when you take in the entire masterpiece.