How do we find the truth of a situation?
Is there more than one truth?
Is truth like a UN Resolution which is written so that parties can take out of it / read into what they need but such that no-one can say, “This is the truth.”
Why do I pose these questions?
I am involved in a “situation” between a roofer and residents of flats – not my home I’m pleased to say – with each party disagreeing markedly on what was asked for and, therefore, provided. Each side is adamant that their “story” is the absolute truth.
Because I am closer to one side than the other and need to get work done I tend to believe the residents. They wouldn’t tell less than the truth and the roofer must be ducking and diving to avoid his responsibilities.
If, however, I was employed by the roofer I would side with him and see the evidence as clear. My company tells the truth and the residents are pushing for much more than they are due.
Both can’t be right, can they?
Could it be that there was sufficient vagueness about the initial contract that each was happy with the outcome until the problems started?
I’m not looking for solutions to the roofer conundrum but this situation does highlight the difficulties in all areas of life with “This is the truth”.
How can we ever know the truth?
Where lies truth?