Thursday, March 30, 2023

Against Universal Truths

Broke: lies and delusion
Choke: universal truths
Woke: particular truth

The only universal truth you really need is that universal truths are narcissism. 

I do not and should not care if my important truth applies to you. I only care if it applies to me. Trying to generalize the truth only results in me having fewer truths. I can have sixty profound individual truths for the price of one general truth. By inspection, that's a good trade.

That said, let not the perfect be the enemy of the good. Or the enemy of existing at all. When someone lies to you, you need to go to a higher authority to get a ruling. A higher truth, if you will, which will often be a less-particular truth. 

This is not because general truths are good. They are simply less bad than lies. If nobody lied the correct thing to do would be to discard universal truths. 

In general someone who wants to replace your particular truths with general truths is a liar. Don't let them fool you into thinking they want you to have more truths. They want you to have fewer truths, in the hopes that you don't have the particular truth you need to tell them to sod the fuck off.

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