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Journaling Prompts

Two sides to every story or "that's not the way I remember it":

The Rashomon effect is the effect of the subjectivity of perception on  recollection, by which observers of an event are able to produce substantially  different but equally plausible accounts of it. It is named for Akira Kurosawa's  film Rashomon, in which a crime witnessed by four individuals is described in  four mutually contradictory ways.

Have you experienced the rashomon effect? Do you have a recollection of an event or chain of events where someone else involved has a completely different understanding of the same event?

Reality- Face the Facts:

Have you ever been confused about whether you were living in reality about a situation? What happened when you had to face facts and accept a truth that you didn't like? Or what might happen if you do need to accept a truth about the future?

Undisputed Champion:

If you had to be totally honest, what is it you’re best at, without being modest. It could even be something you're not proud of but still ‘excel’ at. No one would disagree that you're the undisputed champion of ______ (fill in the blank). Is tehre one great thing and one not-so-great thing you're good at? Are they related, two sides of a coin?

Honesty and Integrity:

Have you ever lied in an important situation? Have you cheated on a test, in a relationship? Is there such a thing as white lies, ones that don’t hold much weight? When if ever can a lie be justified? How do you feel about someone lying to you?

True North:

What or whom can you believe in above all else? Is there someone or something that stands alone as a beacon of truth (and justice and the American way...lol). What belief or idea serves as your ‘true north’ and does it serve you or hold you back? How can you tell when you are veering from your path?

 

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Quotes

 

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Albert Einstein

 

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Albert Einstein

 

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Buddha

 

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

Buddha

 

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."

Abraham Lincoln

 

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

 

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

Winston Churchill

 

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

When in doubt tell the truth.

Mark Twain

 

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde

 

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

Confucius

 

The object of the superior man is truth.

Confucius

 

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

 

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

Maya Angelou

 

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

 

There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Thomas Jefferson

 

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

John F. Kennedy

 

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

John F. Kennedy

 

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Half a truth is often a great lie.

Benjamin Franklin

 

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.

Eminem

 

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Khalil Gibran

 

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

Khalil Gibran

 

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

Khalil Gibran

 

Tell the children the truth.

Bob Marley

 

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

George Washington

 

Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.

George Carlin

 

The words of truth are always paradoxical.

Lao Tzu

 

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.

Lao Tzu

 

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

 

It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.

Henry David Thoreau

 

I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.

Henry David Thoreau

 

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.

Aristotle

 

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Aristotle

 

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

Edgar Allan Poe

 

It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.

Edgar Allan Poe

 

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.

Oprah Winfrey

 

Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.

Plato

 

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.

Voltaire

 

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

Voltaire

 

I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.

Voltaire

 

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

 

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

Ayn Rand

 

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.

Harry S. Truman

 

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

 

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

Charles Dickens

 

The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

Chanakya

 

Peace if possible, truth at all costs.

Martin Luther

 

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Albert Camus

 

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Albert Camus

 

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer

 

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.

Emily Dickinson

 

The best mind-altering drug is the truth.
Lily Tomlin

 

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.
William Blake


Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always.
Albert Schweitzer

 

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
H. L. Mencken

 

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