Topic: Making Decisions
People who think very concretely--and this seems to be an awful lot of professionals in positions of power--define truth as a set of facts that can be taken into a courtroom to prove how a case should be settled.
Truth is far more than a set of facts. Anyone who has ever watched Law and Order should be able to see this. Yes, we need the facts. Beyond that, though, we must understand the deeper principles that determine what we do with the facts, once we have them.
We need to hold certain truths as self-evident. Do we really believe that everyone on this earth is created equal? Do we believe that everyone deserves to be treated in such a way that they are able to continue pursuing happiness? If so, we will not support institutions or organizations who act as if these things do not matter. If institutions are acting ethically in some ways and not others, we will address the short-comings as we speak up for ourselves or others in order to improve life for everyone.