Truth – Is there your truth and my truth or just one truth

Truth – Is there your truth and my truth or just one truth

For logical people, it is a bit disconcerting when we hear someone say “well that’s your truth” or “my truth”. There is belief and then there is truth. You may believe something is true and you may be correct or incorrect. Truth is objective. It does not belong to anyone in particular. When people say “my truth or your truth” they are speaking in a subjective way.


The world relies on people understanding the difference between objective and subjective things. Are we raising a new generation of people who have not understood the significant difference between the two?

Imagine you walk into your bank and try to withdraw $10,000. The bank teller explains you only have $1,000 in the bank. You then insist that your truth is you have $50,000 and you are only asking for $10,000. How far will you get? If you continue to insist they will soon send someone to handcuff you. At that point, you are deemed either a criminal or mentally ill.

You might think this has nothing to do with the regular use of the term “my truth” in daily life. You may argue that people understand that you are saying “my subjective belief is…” and so on. However, not everyone understands this nuance. Language produces a thought process that is often taken at face value. Especially when it is frequently repeated.

One of the main roots of extremism is the failure to understand objective truth. Think of all the negative outcomes that result from belief getting confused with truth. Nations have gone to war over beliefs. Extreme groups like the KKK, BLM, and La Razza have formed from beliefs. The list of negative outcomes based on “my truth and your truth” contains too many to mention. Maybe you would like to drop your examples in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

By Mike Kelly

22 years 8 months 11 days USAF AFSOC retired. Webmaster and author

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