Fact: This is an Apple.
The fact that we even have to have this conversation is unreal.
- so strange as to appear imaginary; not seeming real.
It is NOT a banana.
THIS is a banana.
If we are speaking English, this yellow thing is a banana and the red thing is the apple. These statements are facts.
- a thing that is indisputably the case.
A fact is something we know to be TRUE. What we have here are two facts, two truths: this is an apple and this is a banana.
- that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.
- a fact or belief that is accepted as true.
If you look at an apple and wonder if it is a banana, it’s obvious you’ve lost yours, bananas that is. You are delusional. But if you deliberately call an apple a banana, you are telling a lie.
- an intentionally false statement.
There is no subtle line between lying and not telling the truth. They are the same. Why mince words? You either ARE or are NOT lying: making false statements. If you intentionally say something you know NOT to be true, you are lying.
NOT telling the truth, NOT speaking up when you know something to be UNTRUE is ALSO a LIE. If someone picks up an apple and calls it a banana, it is a LIE to agree with them and call it a banana. In fact, it is an apple.
The important question is: WILL YOU SPEAK UP WHEN SOMEONE KNOWINGLY PRESENTS LIES AS TRUTH? It’s easier than you think.
When someone tells you: This is an egg.
You say, WRONG! This is a potato.
You can say “po-tay-to” and I can say “po-tah-to” but it’s still a potato. NOT an egg. The conversation can’t truly begin until we agree to use common language and common language begins with facts.
For more on this topic, visit douchebagwisdom.com.
#loquaciouslima (and that’s a fact)