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Skewed Truth

posted Sep 29, 2010, 6:37 PM by Aadhavan Kumaran   [ updated Feb 18, 2011, 7:46 PM ]

“எப்பொருள் யார் யார் வாய் கேட்பினும் அப்பொருள்
மெய்ப் பொருள் காண்ப தறிவு”

The truth is the whole and it dies when skewed – selected, tailored or distorted.  Skewed truth is all around us.  We can see this in politicians wanting to spin the happenings to their advantage.. TV ads magnifying the benefits and hiding the negatives..  A strained relationship - where partners skewing the truth to their favor etc.  Skewing can also be unintentional at times.  We owe this to the way mind recollects what has happened.  The hard part is to know when the truth is skewed. The circles we form in relationships often aid in acceptance by association - making it even difficult.  So it was no surprise that at time of war, the word "Truthiness" became word of the year 2006.