Fandango asks, “What is something you long believed to be true but now realize is not true?”
In recent years, I’ve let go of two long-held beliefs.
Letting go of the first, my belief in a god or gods after a years-long, diligent, sincere personal quest, was liberating and empowering.
Letting go of the second, my belief that the truth, when presented with well-reasoned logic and well-tempered passion, would <i>always</i> be sufficient to change the most stubborn mind about any given subject, has caused me a great deal of anxiety, pain, and angst. In these latter days, at least here in America, everyone has their own idea of what the truth is as well as the evidence to back it up. I have come to believe that the truth is as much a myth as the gods are hence is as malleable as clay, and I am left heartbroken.
This is my first time responding to one of Fandango’s provocative questions. It may not’ve been the best one to start with, ’cause dammit, I need a hug now.
Take care, be well, and happy answering, y’all.
–Via Fandango’s One-Word Challenge for 2/24/20, “myth”