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When you think of standing up for the truth of a fact, or of what's really right in the world, you have to think of it as standing up for yourself.

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If others believe falsity, it impacts us because those people accept a false reality, and live according to that unreality, essentially bringing false ways of living into reality and making it "unreal". Do you understand what I mean?

Maybe an example of the current reality that has unreality (falsity) in it would help to understand how this applies. We now have people being locked in cages for smoking a plant. The safest plant you could smoke that can't kill you. That is unsane, insane, and the sign of a lost and sick society.

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We have many falsities in reality, that are unreal yet are real, because we create that unrealness into reality. Before the power of consciousness to the degree humans posses, there wasn't much alteration of the physical world outside of natural causal laws and forces. But we have great power, and with that great power comes great responsibility.

I hope that it's understood what I mean when I refer to things in that are presently in the current condition of reality as falsity, untruth, unreality, wrong, etc. We know there are aspects of our way of life that are wrong. We know that certain actions people do are wrong as well.

When someone defames, misrepresents, or lies about us, we want to correct the error that this false image creates in the minds of others.

They are creating an unreality about us for others to accept, believe in and live by. Others will believe the lie, and not like us, stop talking to us, etc.

Deceivers can also introduce falsity and pretend to be misrepresented, defamed and lied about, simply denying any claims and acting as if they are the victim. Beware of this tactic when truth is presented to expose false behavior.

Lies, falsity, wrong, incorrectness, can lead people off the path of reality and truth, to instead walk in and live in partial unreality and untruth. We have an innate understanding of obvious forms of injustice. But when our consciousness is conditioned to accept many wrong ways as right, falsity as truth, evil as good, chaos as order, we can't discern what we are attached to believing is true. If we can break that conditioning of all the influences that have made us accept false ways of living, then we can see the false ways, and stop engaging in them. Overall as a society, we all have to get on the same path, the right way, back onto reality and sanity.

When someone tries to harm us, we stand up for ourselves and defend ourselves. Someone is trying to tread on us.

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Well, at least that is what we are supposed to do. To not be doormats for abuse and allow others to harm us. But in a world of immorality and amoral attitude, might tends to make right and so many people are left helpless. Strength in numbers allows the oppressed to stand up and fight.

This also occurs when you care for truth and morality, and stand up for it.

You are part of reality, existence, truth. Truth is at the core of everything, even ourselves. Consciousness is a word that means "with-knowledge", literally in etymology. At our core, since we are born, we yearn to learn. But our conditioning into falsity seems to dampen that fire, that consciousness, that flame that is fueled by truth. We then deny and reject truth in our ignorant and apathetic state.

So our consciousness stagnates, gets restricted and constricted, and is in some unconscious modalities for ways of living, unaware of what is truly going on. Consciousness can be in a devolved state of awareness and strength. The fire is not burning strong. We lack knowledge of ourselves, consciousness is not consciousness "with-knowledge", but is in an unconscious state where it has stopped learning and caring to walk the path and way towards more aspects of truth.

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Dualities are frameworks to understand reality. Here are some general dualities that can help to symbolize the general path or direction we are walking towards in life, either knowingly with active will or ignorantly with passive conditioning.

Reality -vs.- UnReality
Truth -vs.- Falsity
Substance -vs.- Appearance
Authentic -vs.- InAuthentic
True Self -vs.- False Self
Right -vs.- Wrong
Evolution -vs.- Devolution

We are supposed to identify and associate with reality and truth, not unreality and falsity. In recognizing how we are wrong, fooled, tricked, duped, connected, manipulated, controlled, etc. we let go of the attachment to falsity, and can negate it through the process of apophasis or wei wu wei.

Why let falsity stand in ourselves, or in our lives? Something must be done. If not us, then who? If not me, if not you, then who? Who are we waiting for to do something?

Truth fuels our evolution in consciousness. Truth feeds our core being and enables us to grow and evolve internally.

Increasing our harmony and equilibrium with reality, is where our inner perception of reality ('is' in your consciousness), the map, is increasing in accuracy and representation of the outer reality ('is' in existence), the territory. Our subjective perceptions align with objective reality. Failure to do so, to fool ourselves or being fooled by others, into a false understanding of reality, is to increase the entropic devolution of our ability to perceive, conceive, understanding and navigate reality correctly.

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When core foundational principles of truth and morality are being violated, we should view it as a violation against ourselves, and stand up for it, to defend it.

Truth doesn't defend itself with a voice or a body.

It's a symbol that represents everything that 'is', just as the universe and reality do.

We, as Causal Agents of Reciprocity and Pressure, must stand for truth by living, embodying, exemplifying, sharing, speaking, preaching, propagating, and defending it.

People do not have the eyes to see what is going on in their lives it seems. They are blind to what they are actually living. We can help them see by speaking the truth of their ways and of our collective ways we are all participating in. failure to do so, ensures that all that we recognize to be wrong, false, unreal, sick, etc., will continue to persist, and likely get worse.

Things don't "magically" fix themselves when causal agents are creating those things (problems) that needs to be fixed. Others have to also act as causal agents of pressure and change to get things to improve. As I have mentioned before, this creates friction, tension, interferences, controvert and conflict in life. That's the eternal battle of truth vs. falsity.

This is the uncomfortable part of caring for truth and having to live it, exemplify it, and share it with others.

Uniting, integrating, harmonizing and aligning with reality/truth is an inherent natural part of how to succeed in reality. Yet, not caring for truth keeps us ignorant of how we are currently misaligned, disharmonized, disunited, disintegrated, conflicting, oppositional and contradictory with reality, existence, truth and morality.

If you want what is best for you, then it matters what you do, and what other people do around you. Cooperative social living works best and is most united and integrated when everyone is on the same grounding in reality, and not living in or creating unrealities. Learning is life.


Thank you for your time and attention! I appreciate the knowledge reaching more people. Take care. Peace.


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Though it might not look this way, this is THE way. Thanks for sharing and namaste :)

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My main work is about getting to the way and path. :) Thanks for the feedback.

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It shows and it is a pleasure to be not only conversing on the matter, but being the embodiment of it, as much as one moves in that direction and, you of all people, seems to be conducting yourself accordingly, moving with the flows of life's waves towards the withins. Namaste :)

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My grandson is caught in the middle of being coaxed to stretch truths and fortunately comes to me for advice. The theme I use is always be truthful as you will always stand out in your peer eyes as having integrity and someone to count on when others cannot be counted on no matter how painful the truth may be.

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Indeed. Way to go! Thanks for the feedback.

I really enjoyed that article. Same for the wei wu wei. I'll reread both.

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Thanks. I wish more people read them :)

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Don't attach too much importance to this at this point. You're either now one of the most influential person of what is possibly going to be the most influential platform or just a platform that will have been a stepping stone for such a platform and I tend to lean for the first option as you already know. I listened to your unity presentation today. I liked it!

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Hehe, thank you for the kind words :)

I enjoyed this very much

I just updated a comment I made to @dantheman to include a link to this article, which expresses what I was feeling when I initially replied to dan's disclaimer idea.

It will be a bit easier to stand up and care for truth by thinking of it not as defending truth but rather as self defense. Thank you @kernel for this little gem of wisdom, namaste.

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Yup, it can be looked at as self-defense. Thanks for the feedback.

Upvoted and resteemed!!!!

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Thanks for the support!

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@the.masses downvoted our posts, Let's wipe it out.

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I logged in and removed the flag.

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Thanks
That account is dangerous
I will vote it down.

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Could you please remove the flag on the most recent post so as not to sensor it. The person who posted it is not the same person who flagged you and your flags do not stop people from logging in to flag with it.

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It can be dangerous. Steemit can be dangerous too. As long as more people act to correct things, then the problems get corrected. The account is like a representation of steemit in a way, its a decentralized account where anyone can do things, and its up to the majority to correct things, or let things go on corrupted.

The one's who downvoted our posts are steemvoter hard-on users, since you criticized steemvoter yesterday, and I downvoted their "attack guild" threat after 4 minutes it was posted, not seconds. People associated with that group sv/ss, are dishonest and can't represent reality accurately. Even SS said they were going to stop doing pick-games, and then kept doing it...

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@krnel
I found those illegal Test by chance.
$90+ , I reported it as soon seen it with some discussion with others.
I use to like them. Now no more. That's Guild can't used their votes to downvote anyone, Is a guild.
Now , I found them more guilty.

Truth is a fact.

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Truth is truth, fact is fact. If truth was fact it would've been called fact.

I really enjoyed that article. Same for the wei wu wei. I'll reread both.

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So rich they can get away with murder.
Hierarchy is the only way.
People trust the media, but not really.

Great information!

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Go here

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It takes time. Good luck.

Great post.

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Thanks.