Fact Or Fable?

Do you trust what you see? Do you trust what you read?

In the Internet communities we all have usernames, we all haven't seen each others ever (of course there're some exceptions) and our judgement on each other is based on our observation skills, and it depends on everything that others want to let us know about themselves.

Do you trust it? Do you believe every story people talk about themselves? Every experience they have gone through? Is everything really happened? Are blog entries true life stories or are they colorful tales of productive imagination?

Are we really those persons what we are in real life? Or are we those who we want to be? Facts or fables?

© Frider

Photo credits: Andres Rodriguez, Simone Van Den Berg, Alexey Teterin.

Your article must be written in English

Publish
September 12, 2007

Maigi

Hi, Eti! Nice to hear from you! I know what you mean by saying that history is an interpertation. That history, that I learned at scool, nobody teaches in classrooms today in our country. But I don't see it as a negative thing. ;)

September 12, 2007

Littlemacproductions

In this day and age I have become jaded and do not believe everything I read, see or hear. History, fact, science has a bend to it based on the person doing the intrepretation AND to the victors. Having said all of that negative stuff... I do still believe in alot that I read, see and hear. I try not to be all inclusive!

September 07, 2007

Tangie

:)))))))))))))))
If it were by me........you would have had the button. I am afraid I am not in charge of it :).
Rimbaud is wierd anyway, I just like that particular quotation ..:) poetry is not my cup of tea......I am more into prose.....Like honesty a lot.....And I laughed to die at the ressemblance you drew my attention upon

September 07, 2007

Maigi

Well, when reality isn't real then I don't know what to think about everything else at all...
So, you like Rimbaud? That Rimbaud, who wrote: "A chaque être, plusieurs autres vies me semblaient dues. Ce monsieur ne sait ce qu'il fait: il est un ange. Cette famille est une nichée de chiens. Devant plusieurs hommes, je causai tout haut avec un moment d'une de leurs autres vies. - Ainsi, j'ai aimé un porc."??? Well... oh-kay... he really didn't know who he or his folks were... But I want to confirm that me too, I like to think (and mostly I do) that people are telling truth. Still due to nature of Internet, it's sometimes good to shake up people's alertness. Not to get them paranoid, but a little bit more alert. But again, I want to say, that I have no doubts that all folks who commented here, did it from their hearts.
PPS to PS: Sorry, I asked. Yes, I'm working on it. Did you notice, I didn't ask for that button in this post? So, does it mean that I have improved? I even checked my statistics twice today. From 9 different pages. I think I am improved. So... can-I-have-this-button-NOW???

September 06, 2007

Tangie

Regarding your question about fact or fable.....I guess they work in an endless circuit where they constantly overthrow one antoher. Now fact later fable...even later fact again. It is the fault of discourse. Language is treacherous and the I is never true or trustworthy. My favourite quotation is Rimbaud's "Je est un autre" and my favourite writer is Samuel Beckett. I is never I.
This does not mean that we are not honest in whatever we say. TheFinalMiracle said he is honest and I believe him. In my articles, I cannot really say I was not honest as it isn't me...really and entirely.
It is that reality has so many layers that we talk about realities rather than reality. And no one can prove your reality is not real.
I for one believe DT bloggers are real and for real. Imagination or not, stories here are nice.
Don't know what to say about those people on other sites who try to impress with macho or scary stories. Geeeez, wasn't that in highschool? Is it back in fashion again?
P.S. You won't get the lazy button......Improve yourself remember?????you promised for the whole world to see it :P.

September 06, 2007

Maigi

Oh, and thank you for your sweet words about my profile image. I appreciate it very much. BTW, did you notice a little resemblance with our dear CEO's profile image? It wasn't intentional. I just noticed it in the forum thread where Achilles introduced you to DT photographers. There is my picture right after Achilles post ... That makes me always smile. ;) Don't tell him.

September 06, 2007

Maigi

Well... hmm... I can see, it must be true that old saying "you can run but you can't hide"...
But hey, whom I'm fooling... your words are too nice to be true... sooooo, yes, this is my web person. :P
But about that couch thing, you got it totally wrong. ;) I'm up and running 19/7. It leaves too little time for sleeping on my couch, so that's why I have that weird urge to do everything as effective way as possible. AND I REALLY NEED THAT BUTTON! :))

September 06, 2007

Tangie

Well, I know from you posts that you are funny........you are honest and nice, you tend to joke but....when the other uses a serious tone you get "right" back on the track - I love joking BTW - and I know that you like to get lazyyyyyyyyy sometimes and you probably like to be pampered and smothered at times - I may be wrong but the request for the button on the forum was quite funny.....loved your serious reply :). i imagined you lazing on a couch with food all around, thinking how to make your life easier while lounging there and that's it. And your profile image is excellent. the sight of it makes me laugh. ssssssooooooooo, you're funny, true, like to laugh and joke but know the common sense limits. If I am wrong, then your point is proved: people live a second live on the internet. :P

September 06, 2007

Maigi

:) Hey, guys, thank you for your comments! I have not problems understanding who I am, but when I read such DT users "real names" like Adolf Hitler, I have serious doubts, can I believe what I read. ;) Not to mention all those stories where young guy is thinking he is talking to young girl in the messenger, but on the date he realizes that this "young lady" is a freaky old man in his 60s, who just happens to like young boys... there's plenty such stories.
I think I owe you a little explanation: when I mentioned blog entries I didn't meant particularly DT blog, but just weblogs all over the Internet. I believe you guys are real truthful persons with your unique and pleasant nature what emerge from you blog entries and comments.
But just like you, Teresa, said, some of creative minds like to embellish their stories. And as I can see from your story, it's not a bad thing at all. We are artist. We like to create, we enjoy others creation. It's an art. Important thing is not to mix up real life and fruit of a fanciful mind. I have done it, but don't want to do it twice.

September 06, 2007

Markz

If you're not who you really are, you'll live someone elses life and never know true hapiness. Why would you choose to make life so difficult then? Live your life!

September 06, 2007

Icyimage

I think and believe that the articles on blogs are real. I speak only the true, and I believe that and others do the same.

September 05, 2007

Kenneystudios

I feel that most of what gets written about our pesonal lives in these blogs is real. Do some of the stories get a little embellished? Probably. Why? For one, it makes the story more enjoyable for the readers. And two, with just the right amount of so-called embellishment, it can give the reader more of an insight into how the writer was feeling, or what he/she was thinking, during that moment in the story.
For example, let's say a photographer is writing about his/her experience exploring a cave while looking for great photograph opportunities. This person trips and falls into a hole during the excursion, but comes out okay. Does that make a good story? Not really. This would be better, as it implies some of the emotions and thoughts the photographer/faller might have experienced:
"A few of my friends invited me along to go caving. I had never been before, so I wore jeans and sneakers, and packed a light pack for my camera. As we were exploring, I slipped and found myself falling down This huge ravene! My life flashed before my eyes as I frantically grabbed onto the nearest ledge with one hand while trying desperately to hold onto the camera with the other. Mud was starting to follow me down, and I wasn't sure how much longer I could hold on. At that moment, my friend reached down, grabbed me by the arm, and hauled me back up. I glanced back over at what may have been my doom, only to find that I could have stepped out if I had actually fallen."
I did go caverning this weekend. Did this really happen? I'll just say thank goodness for durable cameras and camera lenses! I definately put my equipment to the test! Poor things...

September 05, 2007

Thefinalmiracle

As I write I blog true from my heart, I believe what others put up here. And I can take up a challenge from anyone to prove my blogs as fictious.

Related image searches
Blog related image searches