The Truth, Absolutely.

Truth is fact. Events interact with and change the world around them, no matter how big or small they are. The truth of an event is the way it interacts with the world. Absolute truth always exists, even if no one knows what that truth is. In other words, truth is written into the fabric of the universe. No one can change the truth, only how they perceive the world around them. People may have a different perception of an event because of where they were and what they saw, but that does not change that the truth is still what actually happened. The way people saw it is nothing more than their perception.

It is impossible to know if what is generally accepted as fact is the actual truth. No amount of evidence can change that. Many events are taught based on on faith that historians have looked at all the facts, all the different viewpoints and possibilities, and correctly determined what happened. However, new facts are discovered every day that change the truths of the past. The possibility that new information may come to light in the future is what stands in the way of truth.

A Spanish philosopher, George Santayana, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It is necessary for people to know the truth so that they can learn from it and change how they act in the future. Reporters are important because they dig into stories to find the truth. They can find out what is really going on behind the scenes in politics, or uncover scandals. Detectives on the police force can investigate and find out the reasons behind criminals’ tendencies. Without someone looking for the truth, it would never come out. People need journalists to make sure the truth is real.

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