The invisible and its relationship to truth value
I bought a book today (Ikagai for business) on creating a purpose, both individually, and for a business.
I have just started reading it... I measured its truth value. It's 20%.
And then I had the idea of asking a different question I have been meaning to ask: How much of the missing 80% is something that the person doesn't say, cannot say, because he doesn't know? And it was high: 70%. And the remaining 10% is just simple untruth, mistake, wrong knowledge.
Then I got a report from one of my students/accountability partners. He says:
I spent some time pondering. I saw the value and the importance of seeing things for myself, taking time to gather my own evidence to support views, to make it my own. To keep moving towards clarity. Otherwise, I'm just repeating memes, i.e. lying. The difference between assessment and assertion
My heart smiled. He is getting it. His truth value is growing.
99% of the world repeats memes, Tree of Knowledge, that they have no personal evidence for, experience about, they just words that maybe even the writer or the speaker is just repeating. Utterances. But they are repeating "truth"... and in their mouths the truth becomes a lie.
And it isn't just Bible thumping folks, it is university professors, PhD's, doctors, gurus, healers... and not the least: you. Continue reading "Truth value: what am I looking at to come up with a number?"