Jack Webb sought the Facts – I’ll take the Truth

The days of BW (Black & White) television emerged many classic iconic series.  One of them featured Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday and Harry Morgan as Bill Gannon in Dragnet; a transitional, yet impactful made-for-television crime drama series that originated on the radio in pre-television America.

The verbal moniker that evolved into one of today’s most recognizable maxims opened the weekly show with “Just the facts, ma’am”.  As much as facts are a prerequisite to solving crimes and mysteries, many times, they in fact, do not reveal the Truth.

As facts serve to define, outline and describe some earthly, visible and physical object, event or situation, conversely, the truth is the core knowledge or awareness of something that completely exposes and shares its presence.  Inherently, truth is an inward sense of something as opposed to facts, which are outward in nature.

As a living and spiritual being, I have always sought the truth of any matter and have never settled for mere facts.  In reality, facts are simply bread crumbs that lead to the truth.  In many ways, society today has confused facts with the truth, believing they are one in the same.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

In the search for inner knowledge and self-awareness, there is a ‘food chain’ of related concepts…  Data, in its empirical form, leads to information, when combined with additional information, leads to the creation of fact, and when facts are woven together, they can lead to hypotheses, which then creates knowledge.  The ultimate expression of knowledge is wisdom, and wisdom is the only pathway to the revelation of truth.

In following the journey of data to truth, one quickly gets a sense of the vast separation and distinction of the two and likewise, the  gap between facts and truth.

The supreme power of truth is in its application in the journey of discovering who you are, how you function as a person and how your presence affects the world around you.  In essence, discovering truths about yourself leads to complete self-awareness and eventually to the purpose of your life.

Make no mistake, there are multiple truths as there are multiple scenarios in life.  Specifically, truths that pertain to work, family, relationships, aptitudes, beliefs, skills, attitudes, education, etc.

A primary goal in life is to acquire and discern your truths of self, and then, acknowledge and apply them to your life to realize your potential as a human being.  Anything less is an infringement of life itself as well as a waste of your unique and invaluable energy.

Live well, be well and do well.  That is the Truth.


About MW Cerkas

Compassion for People, Passion for Writing, Living my Conscience; "Look for the Good, Always" Positive, Creative, Seasoned Writer, Leader, Marketer, Authentic Spirit, Entrepreneur. Continuously seeking the GOOD in others and how to HELP them. Paying it Forward, Preparing for Eternity. Be well!

Posted on July 9, 2012, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Truths and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great post! I like your point about how we have confused facts for truth. I think many people don’t even know how to plug into knowing the truth. Thanks for the ping-back, I had no idea that could be done! I will have to try it some time 🙂



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