Is there a difference between the truth and being right?Is there a difference between the truth and being right?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a very sophisticated question with lots of nuances. In addition there are several ways in which to answer this question. First, generally speaking the truth and being right can be stated to be the same thing. For instance, in the realm of math, two plus two is four and you would be right if you gave this answer. Second, we need to realize that life is complex. For this reason, there are instances where the truth is not the same as being right.

Let me give you an example. Here is an example from the economy. You can have a good knowledge of the economy and have right policies to make as much money as possible. From this point of view, it could be true capitalism at work, but this might not be the "right" thing for America. For instance, good economic policy might be poor social policy.

Here is another perspective, in a post-modern world what is true for one person or group might not be right for others or for that matter true for others either.

yvonneherbert50 | Student

There's a big difference between the truth and being right. Because not all truth is right, and not all right is true.



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