Every thing we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Every thing we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Yes its a good quote.
The world is not what we think it is. We are being tricked in a way into seeing the world through a very narrow perspective,one in which our 5 senses play a major role. We could just exist in that world and be perfeclty functioning human beings,but my view is thatw e are able to see above and past that .It may be only a glimse at something but I feel it is there, even science has found this out.
I suspect that was meant in terms of various social interactions (news, politics, and so forth), but it's true in other ways as well. Absolute proof isn't possible. History is somewhat subjective. Our experience takes place entirely inside our mind after it translates raw input (which we cannot verify). We make that first assumption that we can understand out environment; without that starting point, we couldn't function. Regarding the softer sciences, e.g., sociology and economics, there's far less confidence and much more speculation, and I think it becomes easier to see how Marcus Aurelius's statement is true.
Boy I wish the FAKE NEWS being perpetuated by Fox News could be exposed with these theories. They are attacking Mueller and his team as using all Democrats to get trump out of office. They have OPINIONS not FACTS. They have their own PERSPECTIVE not the truth.
Hear....noise in a way. Just got to tune things out. Take what you need and leave the rest.
See.... illusion. Here today, gone tomorrow. I told my dad when he was fixing to pass on. Dad, its just stuff. Don't worry about it. He loved to count invisible coins.
In a sense, the only absolute facts are tautologies, but I prefer adjust my understanding of fact and truth than to abandon the concepts altogether. For example when I have taught chemistry students about the electrostatic repulsion of electron clouds by the exchange of virtual photons when when they press their finger down on the benchtop, one will at a ask "So I'm not really touching the table?". I tell them they are touching the table and that they now have a trust understanding of what that means. Our understandings of "truth" and "fact" can be similarly tweaked.