Thought for the Day

“You can only know the truth as far as you are able to comprehend it.” – ME

Sometimes to understand the truth, it takes more than a cursory look or thought.  Then, still you can only know the truth to the extent your intelligence or interest allows you to know it.


  • Pi is 3.14159265359…  It is a never ending number so the vast majority of people (including myself) remember Pi is 3.14.  The number I first posted, I looked up the extra decimal places.
  • As far as deaths in World War II, one source says over 60 million people died.  Another says over 70 million.  However, no one can say the exact number because not all deaths, especially civilian deaths, were recorded.  In this example it is impossible to know the truth of how many people died.
  • In the assassination of John F. Kennedy, some say there was a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.  Others say there were at least two gunman.  The only part of this event that is known for sure is John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  We don’t know if it was part of a conspiracy or just one gunman trying to make a name for himself.
  • The truth to me is God exists.  That is my truth that God exists; yet to someone else their truth is He does not exist.
  • This thought, “You can only know the truth as far as you are able to comprehend it”, is why a jury in a trial can have half of the jury believing the truth is a defendant is guilty while the other half maintain he is innocent.
  • We may believe the truth is a cube that is measured is exactly one inch square.  However, the cube is only as accurate as our ability to measure.  As all materials expand and contract in relationship to heat and cold, the accuracy is dependent upon the density of the measuring device.  But still the truth is to the recorder of the measurement that it is a one inch cube.

So maybe, it would be better to say “You can only know the truth as far as you are able to comprehend, measure, or care.”  – Me too.

Also in contemplating the truth, you must consider the absolute truth. The absolute truth would be a condition or set of facts where everyone is able to come to the same conclusion.

Is absolute truth even possible for the human brain to decipher?

What do you think the truth is?


About The Rural Iowegian

I am the Rural Iowegian of a published author and an award winning photographer. I use this space to speak my mind. God Bless.
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