Possessing the truth

See, there's this thing called biology...

There’s a sneaky little vulnerability people seem to have that I call possessing the truth. I’m not sure what that is all about but it is a deceitful little bugger, very seductive and once you are enticed, you are very easy to exploit. It’s closely linked to pride and fear and since we are all just trying to make our way in the world, most of us have it, this desire to possess the truth, the hidden secrets of the world.

I was thinking in terms of New Age cults and gurus, those who try to sell their wares as if they have a powerful secret, the cure for all that ails you. I see it in the shops about town with all our crystals and potions and self-help books. Everybody is seeking something, an identity, a clue, someone to light the path before them. Even art becomes a medium…

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