Life

Truth has a shelf life

On seeing truth through the lens of time and evolution.

Our sense of truth is a function of our limited-but-expanding understanding of our lives and the ever-changing universe we find ourselves in.

Because our reality and our sense of it are in constant flux, what we commonly hold as true is, at best, a temporary certainty.

Said simply, most truth has shelf life.

The more we come to see truth through the lens of time, change — evolution, the more we’re able to embrace the invitation it presents to explore truth, rather than short-sidedly attempt to corner it. Which, in turn, leaves us more curious, open, and free to hold things much more loosely.

It’s through this lens I suggest a life well-lived is not as one where we managed to corner truth, but one where we left a long trail of abandoned, replaced, and upgraded truths.

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