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All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Interpretations are subject to understanding. Understanding is a temporary state of mind based on audio/visual facts we collect after credentials. With time, our understanding keeps on evolving. It’s the interpretation which governs the whole lot. Everybody has their own interpretations. The best example is the story of blind men and elephant. The story is about a group of blind men who touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Every man in the group explores a part and interprets in his own way. It’s a parable to realize within the set, a range of truth and fallacies exist. It also provides the insight into the relativism and the nature of truth, subject to interpretation. The quote is apt. Nietzsche describes in a subtle way, combining the need of communication, different perspective and sometimes deficit of information. The theme is the root cause of misunderstandings and war these days. Someone’s interpretation may eclipse the real truth. But we Human consider the person’s association with us and Judge. Yet we think we have done well. How? The answer is the task to find.
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