How can we know the “truth”?
Question from the Internet:
“If all truth is merely a social construct, isn’t the claim that everything is a social construction just another social construct in and of itself?”
It is actually very simple.
We are social beings; humanity can exist only through the myriads of interactions with each other we call “society”. This is not something we invented; it comes from the laws of Nature and how evolution created us.
On the other hand, as long as we build and develop anything based on our inherently egocentric, individualistic self-serving and self-justifying nature — that gives us a limited and distorted perception of reality — whatever we have is egocentric, subjective and false.
The moment we consciously and purposefully rise above our inherent nature and perception and start building and developing our connections and human society based on Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template — where we act for the sake of the whole system instead of acting only for our own sake — we acquire and attain the “truth” of life and human existence.