Verify the truth.
Verify the truth. The adviarter picked this shell because of its bright color and the ability to clearly write on the shell. He used black to contrast against the write and wrote out the word TRUTH in capital letters. He also wrote the Arabic version on the shell. The explanation of the adviart was that people must always verify the truth. The media and others can distort things and sometimes people don’t take the time to think through what they are hearing and where the source is coming from/what credibility the source has in the grand scheme of things. The conversation also went into lying and how if you lie once–even in a professional space–how can you ever build back your credibility.
This adviart reminds me a lot of the quote trust but verify. It also reminds me of the PhD program where we took a “ways of knowing” class. Essentially, this adviarter was getting at the notion of how we know what we know. Maybe a PhD in his future…or some hard-core diving into philosophy (if he hasn’t already). Having experienced the extreme negative of someone who could like continually to my face, I think this adviarter is right on the money…you can’t change an inclination to lie or go back on your credibility.
So how do you know what you know?
xoxo Gypsy Tornado