We are emotional beings blessed with a portion of logic and reason.
What is reality? Is it an opinion held by the masses or is it objective in that it is based on factual information?
I am not a perfect person. I have my share of flaws and mistakes. As I have matured, now in my 40's I have learned to seek the truth in all things as well as to have understanding of others who have not yet learned this lesson.
The truth is sometimes harsh especially if we haven't learned to forgive ourselves for not measuring up. Sometimes when confronted with the truth our nature is to deny, avoid responsibility, or worse yet blame others. These individuals fear reality so much so that it hurts them deeply to the core when called into question. Emotions get involved and things further escalate into hostility, even toxic anger. These types of individuals often lack gratitude.
The human ego is frail. The truth might be too real for an undeveloped soul. For example, when a child shows you a drawing they did of a house, generally a mature adult would not disparage the child by pointing out inaccuracies. But if the child is told that their work is inferior, this might discourage the child from developing their skill or even cause them emotional pain and resentment.
The pain experienced by individuals who have not matured when confronted with the truth hurts deeply. They begin to resent and even hate people who speak the truth. Sadly today, the vast majority of people are this way. Society has steered away from objective truth in favor of the more hedonic subjective truth. Now despite the facts, public opinion becomes reality for these types of people. They spread rumors and gossip to control the narrative. And when enough people believe the lies, their false reality remains in tact which allows them to suppress the guilt and shame of facing the truth (if only for a little while).
Many politicians, and people who are in positions of power cannot afford to lose affirmative public opinion. They often silence anyone who speaks against their reality (regardless of the truth of the matter) sometimes through smear campaigns and sadly sometimes even through murder.
The truth is a funny thing. One of my favorite comedians, Patrice O'neal said, "You can't mess with the Truth". It's the truth no matter how you look at it. There is no your truth and my truth, there is only The Truth.
Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world; if it were, My servants would fight to prevent My arrest by the Jews. But now My kingdom is not of this world." "Then you are a king!" Pilate said. "You say that I am a king," Jesus answered. "For this reason I was born and have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth hears my voice." Pilate asked, "What is truth?"