Honorable Finance Minister’s Arun Jaitley’s statement “Truth Can’t Have 2 Versions” got me thinking and now, writing.
SQ= Simar Questions SA= Simar Answers
SQ: What is truth?
SA: Truth is a lie
SQ: Can truth have 2 versions?
SA: Truth can have countless versions.
SA: As truth is a lie, everyone has her/his take on the same. It is always truth as per me, truth as per him, truth as per her…
SQ: But truth should be absolute, right?
SA: Yes! I concur. Ganga should be clean too, right?
SQ: If truth is not absolute, what is it?
SA: Truth may be: Partial truth; Selective truth; Random truth; Half truth; Fake truth and of course Irrelevant truth.
SQ: Truth is always single, right?
SA: Single truth is a myth.
SQ: If it is truth, it has to be objective.
SA: Yes and No. Yes, if all set conditions defining truth are met, it is objective. No, because all conditions defining truth are never met, so, it is subjective.
SQ: Truth has a way of coming out?
SA: All ways can be bought or blocked. Need examples?
SQ: Truth doesn’t come with an expiry date?
SA: Truth doesn’t need one. As need of truth comes with an expiry date, anyway. Need expires, truth can live and thrive and reoccur.
SQ: Truth doesn’t make a noise.
SA: Yes, that is why in all this cacophony around us, it is never heard.
SQ: Truth comes out in anger, right?
SA: Isn’t being angry a style statement and a well rehearsed act? If anger is not well rehearsed, it is deadly, of course for the one who is mouthing it.
SQ: Truth Must Prevail
SA: Of course it does, not one but multiple versions of it, prevail concurrently.