#84: Training Truthfulness
surrounded by half-truths or blatant lies
A Greek architect told me: “I draw because it’s the only activity where I can observe the true nature of things.” Usually, I see the world through the lens of my biased perception. Yet when drawing from nature, I have to make an effort to closely observe how the object really is.
An influencer is likely to disclose the information her audience won’t like. Any organization is in the first place pushing for its self-interest. Almost anything I interact with was crafted by another human with a biased perception and an agenda. I am surrounded by half-truths or blatant lies that I cannot discern as such.
By engaging in an activity with an honest feedback cycle, I can start training my truthfulness. When I draw an apple, I can concretely judge the truthfulness of my proportions. I can explore a site like Gapminder guided by the question: