Friday, October 7, 2011

When do we change our minds?

Truth isn't so much validated fact as information about a topic that is generally accepted by your peer group community. Just as GAAP fiscal reporting has its basis of agreed upon financial assumptions, the truth of our own Generally Accepted Agreed-upon Point-Of-View ignores reality's surrounding discrepancies.

This isn't to say that we will never recognize our GAAP's gaps and identify new ideas that more accurately reflect the actuality of real life. Nor is it to discourage those with a minority viewpoint from presenting the world as they understand it. Today's generally accepted facts of life were once renegade heresy to yesterday's established point of view.

The only way the truth will out is when we who recognize it keep acknowledging its existence and pointing it out to those who can be persuaded to trust us enough to consider the possibility.
I wonder... what you think.

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