by Daniel Burton
One of the biggest challenges that our modern day culture is facing is the struggle between truth and objectivity. While you will see many different news stories and pressing issues, the biggest threat we face comes to the erosion of truth. It seems like everyone is under the mistaken idea that my actions have no affect on the people around me. Furthermore, when that fails, we cling tightly to the version of truth that we have built up in our own minds. Truth becomes what we make of it. This leads directly to the idea of competing truths. Two contradictory things can be equally valid and true simply based on the strength of how much someone believes it. Actual truth is thrown by the wayside and the validity of arguments is based solely on emotion and how strong a person feels as though they are true. This system is nothing short of unsustainable chaos and the epitome of pride. To think we can change truth based on feeling is selfish and dangerous for us and for society as a whole.