Important Truths Begin as Outrageous, or at Least Uncomfortable, Attacks Upon the Accepted Wisdom of the Time.

650 Words Jan 24th, 2011 3 Pages
"Important truths begin as outrageous, or at least uncomfortable, attacks upon the accepted wisdom of the time."
From time immemorial, important ”important truths” which have the capacity revolutionalising and bettering the condition of the people are often consider as dross, outrageous, unaccepted, or at least uncomfortable to the society at that time. This has been a major setback to our socioeconomic development, yet we had lived with for ages and our history is fraught with examples. The reasons range from opposition by people who consider these “truths” as heresies and by leaders who are desperate to retain their positions and would not allow anything that could challenge their authority. People tend to oppose “truths” that go
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This is because the society gets more enlightened and often tries to verify the authenticity of the truth which had once been condemned.
Some” important truths” have been suppressed at the time they first were asserted because it opposed the beliefs of the populace and were then found consider as dangerous to the society as these truth are capable of causing fractions in and disturbing the peace of the society, but it would be realized that the truths often does the opposite if they are well considered, verified and explored to see how they can be of good use to the society. From a close examination of the historical events, it could be deduced that because many “important truths” were persecuted, many would died without a trace of their existence. This is because the carriers of the “important truth” might fear the vehement opposition and penalty by the society for being heretic. Therefore it would be logical to state that we as a society have killed great minds and lost valuable ideas that could have better shapen the contemporary world.
There cannot be gainsaid that there could be some challenges of some “important truth”, for example; their tendency to cause commotion, the difficulties of their verification and the negation of long held beliefs which probably constitute

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