This topic requires much thought, writing skill and insight. A fact is irrefutable by logic, a truth can be reasoned. So I am given the task of writing a fact, ten facts that would be interesting.
The analytic branch of psychology says that there are three people in each of us; the person we think we are (truth), the person others see (truth) and the person we really are (fact). The closer these three align the better adjusted a person is.
Fact one. I introspect events in my life. I look at my motives, my desires and my ideas with a microscope. I believe that is the reason I say and see things different than most people.
Fact two. I have the ability to look past the surface presentation a person displays. As a result I believe (truth) that I can ascertain strengths and weaknesses in another and build my relationship on that skill.
Fact three. I like dogs. You could line up all the animals in the world and let me choose and I will choose a large dog. Not interesting but factual.
Fact three. I will always resort to logic (truth) when confronted with a problem.
Fact four. Because of fact three I can make seemingly cold decisions.
Fact five. I have difficulty in dealing with decisions devoid of logic. If another makes a decision based on race, sex or whatever despite the evidence, that truly unnerves me.
Fact six, I had to reconcile being liked for being logical.
Fact seven. I find finding facts difficult.
Fact eight. I find that men and women think and behave differently and as a result I am confused by the women’s right movement.
Fact nine, I read the news media and ferret out the misinformation daily. I actually have narrowed my view on material because I recognize the pattern of lagenda speech.
Fact ten. I look at life and nature daily with awe, I just look at it factually. That means no mysticism, no beliefs in things without proof, no expectations.
I wanted to say I like animals, I enjoy the company of others, I am brilliant and creative and I like so and so, but those would all be truths — my perception of me.
This existential exercise to the word meaning of fact has me wondering.