Truth is not the same as knowledge

Knowledge is the facts and information we acquire through our experiences. We expand our knowledge by reading books, vigorously testing and measuring, drawing reasonable conclusions from axioms and through mindfulness, intentional day-to-day living.

Truth, on the other hand, is completely different. Truth is universal. It is the same yesterday, today and forever. They are the laws of the universe that can’t be changed.

What is interesting is even with more knowledge available than all the Great Libraries of the World combined right at our fingertips, we live in a culture of picking our own truth.

The two-headed monster of cable news has conditioned us go from one news cycle to the next, social media drives us to check incessantly whether the world has broken, all the while toying with our lizard brain.

Knowledge and truth are not the same things. Knowledge is what we obtain to better understand the world in our pursuit of finding truth. Knowledge is what opens the door to discovering truth.