Hello. Welcome to the Inconvenient Truths of Life.
You’d be wondering.. how did this blog get started?
When I was a young boy, I used to listen to many sayings and aphorisms. I thought nothing about them then as I was still blind to the reality of the world.
Then slowly and surely as I was exposed to different sayings while reading different books or articles, my mind expanded. At first, it wasn’t that I could not understand them. Rather, I could not believe anything so cynical and overly pragmatic. Moreover, I couldn’t believe people would act in ways that were contrary to what I was told.
“There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.”
~ Edmund Burke
Then over the years and through bitter hard experiences, I’d learned it the hard way and those bitter maxims that I had relegated become all the more prominent. I’d then learn to embrace cynicism with sincerity while learning to discern or reason what made sense and what didn’t. It is not unreasonable to say it is similar to the Allegory of Plato’s Cave. It also made me learn to scorn claims of the divine and religiosity.
“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
~ Vladimir Lenin
A bitter truth that I’d personally is that how we believe the world works differs from how the world actually works. That’s the premise of the maxims and the heart of this blog.
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
~ Max Planck (48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene, pg 421)
Another bit of inspiration was the documentary by Al-Gore, former Vice President of the USA. It was titled “The Inconvenient Truth” and talked about global warming and climate change in sweeping detail. Though the facts were presented, the irony was that it caused the backfire effect on people who could not reason with the facts because they grew up with what they have been told was truth.
From then on, I had this idea in my mind for a while to write on the inconvenient truths of life. This is how this blog was started.
So, once again, I welcome you to this blog. Have the courage to have your worldviews challenged and you might find greater insights about the world and people than many others. How you then use it is up to you, though I hope it is used for good. The world needs more good than ever before.