Truth

Truth is an interesting concept. In itself it's very simple but we like to complicate it, just look at how many theories of truth are out there and how many thousands of years they have been discussed. All this does is reduce truth to the point that society will tell us that there is no such thing as truth, saying 'one man's truth is another man's lie'. But in reality truth remains very simple.

Truth is defined as an accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or to a standard or ideal.

Truth is the opposite of falsehood and lies.

I recently sat with Joel and talked about one of my sporting heroes, Lance Armstrong and how his entire world of success, fame and celebrity was built on lies. Joel knows that as a keen cyclist I'm upset about the Armstrong story and he also knows there are two groups of people I hate in life: thieves and liars. I hope that using the story of Armstrong my boys will grow to respect truth and favour it.

So this morning I was watching the news and once again the Chris Huhne story was taking up much of the time. For those that don't know he is/was a British politician who told a stupid lie about 10 years ago and finally it has come back to bite him on the bum. Huhne was caught on camera speeding but he denied it and got his wife to say it was her so she got the fine and penalty points. In doing this he not only lied but committed perjury. Today, 10 years later he has admitted his guilt and in so doing has destroyed his career although the real tragedy here is that he's lost the respect of his son. Huhne is looking at a prison sentence but nothing will punish him like the loss of his son's respect!