“If truth is relative, it’s impossible to lie” –A quote from Gene Veith (World magazine) describing the current attitude toward truth of postmodern psychological theory. This “theory” believes that:
1. Truth is a construction since we can never know absolute truth. Individuals and cultures construct truths that work for them.
2. Truth is a matter of interpretation thereby incapable of any definite fixed meaning.
3. Truth is an exercise in power. Those who rule impose their constructions of reality on everyone else.
4. Truth is compartmentalized. In a given day and certainly over the course of a lifetime we play different roles and are thus actually different persons. Therefore human beings are free to have many identities, compartmentalizing them so they don’t impinge on each other.
By the way, Mr. Veith doesn’t believe this hogwash and neither do I! Truth does exist, and it’s past time to throw this “theory” out the window, and wake up to reality! More teamwork, and job satisfaction will be the result,