Lie Seeking The Truth Analysis

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1. Define the truth and explain why it is important to seek the truth.
The truth to me is like a lingering fart…everyone can smell it, everyone knows it’s there, but no one wants to admit it. Now there are three parts to this: how the truth always comes through, how people will always know it’s there, and how the truth can be hard to admit. The truth always comes out because it just will. If someone lies about something and they feel like they got away with it, even if years pass, the truth will eventually come out, as a whole, or in little parts which then reveal the whole thing. People will always know the truth is there, whether or not they know what it is. For example, if there is something bad that happens, and the government has to lie
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I sort of knew in the back of my mind that this wasn’t true, but then I also didn’t want to take a chance in case it was. Then, one day I was eating a slice of watermelon, and I decided that I wanted to see for myself if this was true. So I ate the seed and once I was done eating the watermelon, I came to a conclusion that it was no big deal and that I definitely wouldn’t grow a watermelon in my stomach. Eventually I forgot about this and didn’t care if I ate a watermelon seed. I figured out that it is better to find out the truth for yourself if you ever have a doubt in …show more content…
Take Vasili Arkhipov for instance. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, while underwater, an American Naval crew spotted a Soviet submarine in the Caribbean. The Americans were firing at the Soviet submarine, although not directly hitting it. The Russian commanders on board decided that this was an attack, and the Russian submarine commander ordered to fire their nuclear-tipped missiles at the Americans. This is an important part in history because we all wouldn’t have been here if it weren’t for this next part. As the submarine commander got the missiles readied, Russian naval officer Vasili Arkhipov would not go along. The Americans were not attacking, only sending a message, Arkhipov argued. Yes, they were dropping depth charges, but they weren’t hitting and they were always off target. Arkhipov insisted that they were sending signals saying, “we know you’re there. Identify yourselves. Come up and talk. We mean no harm” (National Geographic). In the end, we owe so much to a not-often-heard of hero, Vasili Arkhipov, who probably saved your life and everyone you know. This lesson can be applied not only to the current conflict with North Korea, but also many conflicts, big or small. If one person can burn down an entire forest with their cigarette, it can be

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