Surprise! There are actually three definitions for truth to understand what truth really means and they are not simple definitions. There is general truth which includes judicial truth and scientific truth. The definitions are very complex and need a lot of logical reasoning ability but I will try to explain each truth in layman terms which hopefully you can understand better.
Subset: n. a thing
Truth (General): a subset(s) which existed with a large number of logical and accurate correspondences and/or which has a relatively large probability of existing in the future and will have a large number of logical accurate correspondences
The key words here are a large number of logical and accurate correspondences.
Let’s take three ways of defining or explaining what love is.
Love is like music in your ears
Love is a glorious feeling
Love: v. to sense a very intense pleasure from a subset(s) one cares about and the behavior(s) which exist with it
In the first phrase someone is trying to make a correspondence between love and music and ears. In the second phrase there is a correspondence of love to glorious and feeling. In the third definition love is connected or corresponded to sense, intensity, pleasure, subset(s), cares, behavior(s) and existence. The number of correspondences is 7 compared to only 2 for each of the two first phrases. Based on number of correspondences the definition of love has much more truth in it about love.
Now let’s evaluate the accuracy of the three communications. Love is like music in your ears. This implies that love is loud or soft and the different sound intensities cause different emotional reactions in your brain. A logical conclusion is that love is loud and soft and varies in intensity but to most who don’t make logical connections it is music in the ears and the accuracy level of such a communication is zero.
Love is a glorious feeling just communicates that love is a very pleasant feeling which is another way of saying that love is an emotion with intense feelings. The accuracy of this communication is very minimal and it just says that love feels very good.
Similes are very inaccurate ways of comparing or corresponding two or more words. Saying that love is like music is probably more accurate than communicating that love is like the shinning sun but both are very inaccurate ways of expressing reality.
Poets and many writers claim to be showing how beautiful language can be when in fact they are demonstrating how stupidly the language can be used. The more verbosity and the more the the number of inaccurate correspondences there are the stupider the communication is. Reading for pleasure or entertainment is an excursion into stupidity most of the time.
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” This verbose communication with inaccurate correspondences is William Shakespeare and he is basically saying “take advantage of opportunity when it is offered to you or you will remain miserable.” Even a summary is not an accurate truth because not everyone without opportunity is miserable. Shakespeare is mostly a great BS artist and totally inappropriate for the 21st century technological age.
I read about 300 pages of 881 pages by Ludwig Von Mises called Human Action: A Treatise on Economics. 99% of the book was boring repetitive BS propaganda about how great pure capitalism was for the economy. This man was one of the kings of verbosity with inaccurate word usage added on to obscure meaning. I didn’t read the whole book so I won’t summarize it in one paragraph but that is the total amount of factual information which he presented in the approximately 300 pages that I read.
Love is like music in your ears and is a glorious feeling should evoke a truthful response. What in the world are you talking about? I don’t understand what you are trying to communicate!!!!!! I like some music and glorious feelings too but what does it have to do with love beyond an emotional agreement with nice words???
In the definition of love as a verb it says that love exists when you sense very intense pleasure and it is something you care about personally and it also includes the behaviors which exist with the emotion. The accuracy of the definition is definitely greater than the first two phrases put together and tells you much more about the truth of love.
You may disagree that love is always very intense and pleasant but the truth is that if love is not as intense then it is a feeling called affection and not love.
Affection: n. sensing medium intensity pleasure for a subset(s) one cares about and the behavior(s) which exists with it
Many relationships between men and women start off with an infatuation period where there is much loving emotion but as time passes by there are many more times when affection is experienced and in fact for a long duration relationship or marriage the amount and frequency of affectionate behaviors is much greater than the amount and frequency of loving behaviors. Most realistic workable relationships start off with much and frequent love and end up with much and frequent affection if they last for a long duration.
Yes, poets and writers don’t have a clue what love really is because they can’t define it and most of what they write about with verbosity is just pure BS or a lie or personal biased emotional opinion and not the truth. When they write about love there are a minimal number of correspondences with reality and they are greatly inaccurate. Writing about love needs a logical approach and not an emotional one if love is ever to have real meaning and not just be an exciting emotional word experience.
I will anger some religious believers who believe that God is love or that Love is God. Logically this leads to a dead end in reasoning and the only conclusion that you can reach is that God is everything and love is also everything. This is a very inaccurate definition and is telling us that either God or Love must be eliminated from language because they both mean the same thing and only one word should survive.
The fault in most human misunderstandings is that the language itself is very inaccurate and too emotional in the way it is structured and leads to billions of emotional arguments among humans because the language communications are not based on logical facts but are merely frequently untrue, biased, personal, emotionally charged opinions which are highly inaccurate with minimal numerical correspondence to reality.
Language as it is currently structured is the reason humans argue emotionally and not logically with a necessary controlled discussion. SCIENTIFIC THESAURUS is my evergreen book which will cure this illogical overly emotional communications problem in world society.
Since we are on the topic of love you can be further enlightened with the truth about love by reading my evergreen book LOVEALL. The number of logical correspondences is large and the accuracy I leave to your personal judgment. It is 73 questions and answers about love and you will become a love expert if you read it to the end and apply all the knowledge to your life. Become a love expert!
Truth (Judicial) (Jtruth): n. a relevant fact(s) and/or concept(s) which may be used to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the (nondeceptive and/or nonfraudulent) and/or honest nature of something through evidence and/or testimony by hopefully (nondeceptive and/or nonfraudulent) and/or honest people and it may include scientific truth or testimony by hopefully (nondeceptive and/or nonfraudulent) and/or honest specialists in their field. Scientific truth may therefore be a subset of judicial truth during a trial.
Judicial truth is directly proportional to the honesty and true facts presented by the humans in a court proceeding. The more honesty there is the greater is the judicial truth. This is why “do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” is so important in court. If the humans are lying and being deceptive and present untrue facts in the case then there will be a miscarriage of justice and no just conviction will result.
The modern court system is increasingly unreliable in the forensic evidence which is presented in court and the sworn testimony of the defendants and plaintiffs because we no longer have a very moral society since the average American lies about something almost on a daily basis and many don’t believe that lying is immoral if you somehow benefit from the lie.
There will come a day when only audio visual evidence will be sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone is guilty of a crime because so many of the citizens will no longer be humans with an impeccable honest reputation on which they can rely in court.
If you don’t have humans with impeccable honest reputations in court then the most talented lawyer earning the most money to manipulate the emotions of the court wins and true facts and evidence is secondary in importance and the court system becomes a dysfunctional unjust sham.
Truth (Scientific) (Struth): n. a scientifically proven truth proven by using the scientific method
Scientific truth is the most reliable truth because it is truth proven by measurements in the laboratory and the number of correspondences of the definitions and principles used is very large and the accuracy of the proof is very great because mathematics is used as the accurate tool to make measurements on real mater and/or energy which exist in the world.
There are many statisticians in politics, sociology, and psychology who try to establish correspondences between words or variables and most of them are very suspect because the number of variables which affect statistical conclusions is almost infinite and makes logical correspondences between word variables which are inaccurately defined a tragic joke.
No cause and effect relationship or correspondence can be made between statistical norms and individual human behavior. It is all a big lie and untruth and politics, sociology, and psychology are not a science by any stretch of the imagination. Political science and social science is not a science at all but very biased personal and group opinions and not scientific facts.
Poverty is the reason why humans don’t succeed in life is an untrue statistical conclusion. The real reasons that poor humans don’t succeed is that they have immoral parents who can’t discipline, properly care for, and motivate their offspring to do well in school and life. The other important reason is that the education in ghetto schools is very bad because of discipline problems and peer pressure from offspring who come from dysfunctional families.
Those who rise out of poor neighborhoods to become successful in life are frequently those who have been inspired by moral parents and role models who have motivated them to excel in their lives and have realistic ambitions and are drug free.
Poverty does not cause failure in life but bad parenting and a bad educational system and a bad neighborhood are to blame!!!!!! Let’s see if statistics can prove that this is the truth. These facts put the blame on parents, role models, and the educational system and all are politically powerful and don’t want the statusquo to change because reeducating parents, role models, and teachers is considered mission impossible or taboo.
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