Truths and Facts

It’s easy to look at facts and conclude some truths from the facts. The problem arises when one mistakes facts as being the same as truths.

Maya Angelou wrote “There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” To use a bad example, if you interview 20 people about abortion and all 20 consider it to be illegal and immoral, that data can be considered to be facts. If you then find the interviews were done at an anti abortion rally, you would quickly realize that while it’s a fact that all 20 people interviewed were anti abortion, it doesn’t mean that 100% of people in general are anti abortion.

The truth can be all encompassing (think Macro) while facts can be very specific (think Micro).

Facts are important, the truth is the real deal.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

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