A friend sent me an email this morning and said that:
“Being hurt is, at best uncomfortable, but almost always painful – but is a necessary part of life.”
I think that this is a good example of a truth that so many hold is true, that the individual that comes into this world doesn’t realize that in fact it might not be. In fact, when I pointed this out to her, and she had a moment to reflect on things, she agreed.
Put another way, there are many truths that we accept as self-evident, that we haven’t examined closely enough to realize that in-fact they are fallacies.
The problem with these “truths” is that we live our life with them, and they entrap us in their message, ultimately having a negative impact on us.
In reality, such “truths” are all around us, and we work with them every day, not realizing that we are blindly accepting them, and that they are preventing the maturation of society – or at least the individual.
In this particular case, I would argue that being hurt is not a necessary part of life. Rather, that it is possible by being a fully educated person to go through life pretty much without pain. Of course, this level of education is hard to achieve, but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible, nor that pain is necessary.
Of course, this is only one of many such false truths that we assume. I’ll share other ones that I find along the way.