Daily prompt: Wouldn’t waste me time, mate

Daily Prompt
Truth Serum
You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer… *

Which was a smart move on his part, because starting a debate on the nature of truth is akin to starting a debate on The One True Faith: there is no definitive answer, and you’re likely to get torn apart in the process.

So stuffing someone full of nasty chemicals to make them cough up THE TRUTH is one of those exercises in futility thought up by scientists who were born, raised and continue to live in ivory towers, and thus have no idea of the human mind’s infinite variety, or its ability to delude itself.

*Francis Bacon: Of Truth

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14 Responses to Daily prompt: Wouldn’t waste me time, mate

  1. bkpyett says:

    So often there is no right or wrong. Truth, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder!

  2. Very good!! I think you win today’s prize for the best answer to the prompt. Excellent!

  3. Smart Helen, so smart…. x

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  5. I like your style, Helen! Great answer to the prompt.

  6. Aunt Beulah says:

    You put scrambled thoughts I’ve often entertained into a few, well chosen words with this post. Thank you.

  7. M-R says:

    Spot on, Helen !

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