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When should we trust our senses to give us truth

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When should we trust our senses to give us truth? According to the traditional belief there are five senses. They are sight, hearing, touch, and smell respectively. Each of these senses helps us to be more aware of the environment around us. They each function in different ways. Our senses provide us with a way to communicate with the outside world. Although our senses may be very accurate, they can sometimes be deceived or simply not function properly, thus giving us incorrect information which we still consider as being true. Emotions, illness, handicap or drug intake can have different effects on our senses and our ability to perceive the truth. It depends on how well we use our brain and the different information obtained by the help of our senses to work out the "truth". ...read more.


An example of such a situation could be when two persons are having a conversation, and someone tries to listen through the wall. The person may believe that everything he heard is true but it is not because there were noises around the place and this resulted in a the person listening through the wall get a different version of the conversation that took place. It is important to note that the ears can hear sounds but it may not be so efficient as to pick up and separate from a mixture of sounds. Our sense of touch is accurate and can be trusted most of the time. For example we can feel pain when we fall off a bike and so we assume something is wrong. ...read more.


Our sense of smell can be trusted only in the scented object is in front of us. We can only trust our sense of smell to tell us that there is a specific object in the surroundings but not more than that. Therefore, I think, it can be concluded that senses by themself won't give us the truth. To obtain truth, it is required that we to use our minds and thoughts in accordance with the information received from our senses. It is also essential that we decide which of the information received is correct or incorrect and how it is being affected by our current emotions or state of being. If we use more than one of our senses to obtain and confirm an information, the more we can trust the truth obtained. ?? ?? ?? ?? Elric Balrog ...read more.

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