In response to “The dangers of subjective reality” by Stewart Hough of Madera (letter March 9).
Perhaps there are some “absolute truths,” like the boiling point of water, the effects of gravity, the point at which water turns to ice. However, to absolutely assume that all that is known can be evolved to “absolutes” seems a stretch to my mind.
Another risk of this thinking is to believe one has reached “absolute truth” only to have it refuted, as in, “The world is flat.”
On the other hand, I also think I must be careful about my subjectivity, as I might conclude I am right and those who differ are wrong. Or can lead to emotionally based decisions that critical thinking would not support. Ahhhh, it is very complex to be human.
Rich Berrett, Fresno