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Opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

 

Belief: an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists.

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

 

Faith: complete trust or confidence in someone or something

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

 

Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

 

Emotion: a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge.

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

 

Feeling: an emotional state or reaction. a belief, especially a vague or irrational one.

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

 

Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.

Fact: a thing that is known or proved to be true.

Truth: in accordance with fact or reality. Accurate or exact.

Reality: the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.

Plantare

Plantare is a Latin word that means to plant, or fix in one place. Sometimes we confuse this idea in our lives. We may sometimes feel that we are stuck in one place because of past decisions we’ve made; that we planted ourselves in one spot. The problem with this mindset is expectation. The expectation that we need to be uprooted in order to find ourselves where we want to be. What’s closer to the truth is that a destination is not where we need to ground ourselves. We simply need to be rooted in reality. Once this happens, most troubles dissipate, because the focus is on where we are in the moment, and there’s no thought given to where we’d rather be.

Wrongdoing or Ignorance?

When we observe others doing something that raises our moral and/or ethical hackles, we may have the tendency to see it as an intentional act. However, the grossest wrongdoing is accusing another of wrongdoing when ignorance was the culprit. We then are showing our ignorance in making assumptions. The good news here is that a deep breath and calm mind can fix our perspective, for assuaging the ignorance of others may likely be outside of our sphere of influence. If not, the better news is that there’s a teachable moment for us to seize.