People argue any point. There’s nothing special about truth as its just a narrow subset of fiction.
A lot of belief depends on your generation’s prone-ness to belief. Also depends on personality. Depends on life experiences.
I’m unfortunately of a very skeptical generation. GenX. I was reading up on my generation and its “weirdness” compared to Boomers + GenY. Kinda pisses me off in a way because these GenX stereotypes *aren’t* that far off from the truth, at least from how I see myself, and I kind of hate that.
“Truth” depends a lot on filters. Remember, communication is not direct in any conversation, whether human or machine. There’s “media” – intermediaries – filters, processors, distillers, expanding, metaphorical connections, all playing into any information.
As I’ve been on a “Gen study” kick again (knowing full well that it’s 90% bullshit, but of COURSE someone of my generation would “first assume it’s bullshit” – catch-22 there to notions of objectivity of subjectivity) – knowing “influencers” can be a helpful guide to how different people _may_ process the truth-value of things.
Just found this: I don’t know how true all of this is. I feel more aligned with GenZ than GenX, although I recognize my roots that I really wanted to escape from asap.
I’ll try a simple truth out and see if it sticks:
“It’s all bullshit, including this statement!”
and by ‘this statement’ it was self-referential
dang it I think I’m headed towards a self-referential kick now… I’ll see you when I get back from the bottom of infinite recursion… brb in 10^10^3 yrs ]
k shouldn’t a google image search of self-referential show itself or have a mirror pop up showing the person (or computer system) browsing at that moment)? bah, our systems are so unsophistocated yet]