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If Facts are Different from the Legend, Go with the Legend

If Facts are Different from the Legend, Go with the Legend

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A word we have heard a lot lately is misinformation. It has always been around. The difference is, in the old days, it was called propaganda. In this article, I am going to show you why we should not take misinformation seriously, and, how doing so can affect the lives of people, if they allow it to. Also, I am going to give you two actual examples of why we should always embrace legends, even thought the facts may seem different. In most situaltions, the facts mean nothing, because they are just opinions that certain groups have come up with to confuse the people who really care about history and legends.


If Facts are Different from the Legend, Go with the Legend

Why We Should Embrace Stories Over What Really Happened

A better way is to say, "...Over What Supposedly Really Happened", because you can't believe everything you hear.

Legends have a way of capturing our imagination in a way that cold hard facts cannot. They speak to our emotions, our beliefs, and our values.

While facts may provide us with concrete information, legends offer something more exciting: a sense of wonder, mystery, and magic. They allow us to believe that anything is possible.

Why Trust the Legend Over the Facts?

When faced with misinformation, it is very tempting to believe what you hear, and destroy somthing that has fascinated you for years.

However, sometimes the truth is not so black and white. Legends have a way of tapping into a deeper truth that is by far, better than facts and figures. They can offer us insights, wisdom, and guidance that you cannot get from facts, which are often not true.

For example, suppose a group of historians were to promote a false fact that, General George Washington was frozen at another place besides Valley Forge.

First, the group of people spreading this kind of information are trying to confuse people, as all conspirators try to do.

Second, this happened almost 250 years ago. History and legend says this happened at Valley Forge, and many historians have embraced this. Why ruin it for those people? This brings up another point: Why should it matter?

The Power of Storytelling

Storytelling has excited people since the beginning of time. It is how we pass down wisdom, traditions, and lessons from generation to generation.

In a world that is increasingly becoming more disconnected, the power of storytelling has never been more important.

By embracing legends and myths, we can connect with something greater than ourselves and find meaning in a very imperfect world.

To sum it up, stories make people happy. Facts make people uneasy, confused, and very unhappy. To the people who spread misinformation, I say, Leave it Alone!

Two Examples - When Facts and Legends are Different

Things have happened over the years that still fascinate people today. They have made people feel so good about the world they're living in. But when certain groups try to convince others that things didn't really happen the way history says they did, this is very unfortunate.

The two examples I will briefly explore are:

  • First, did man really walk on the moon? and,
  • Second, was John Wilkes Booth really captured for assasinating President Abraham Lincoln?

If Facts are Different from the Legend, Go with the Legend

Was the Moon Walk Real?

This article is not intended to debate this point. History says it did happen, and that's what everyone should go with.

Forget those conspiracy theories that people have invented, only to confuse the people who were so happy to experience this in their lifetime. Yes, it did happen. And, if it didn't, so what! But it did, so this is a moot point.

At the risk of giving away my age, I remember the moon walk like it was yesterday. This is one of the greatest things that ever happened. It made so many people feel so good about themselves.

Again, to the conspirators, I say, "Leave it alone! Don't try to change history just to bring some excitement into your dull lives!"


If Facts are Different from the Legend, Go with the Legend

Exposing the Myth that John Wilkes Booth Escaped

According to legend, after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the escape effort of John Wilkes Booth ended in Virginia, where Booth was shot by Federal forces, and died on April 26, 1865.

In 1993, a small group of historians claimed to have discovered evidence that the man who was shot was not John Wilkes Booth. They went to court in Baltimore, Maryland, and pushed for the exhumation of Booth's body, buried in Green Mount Cemetery. The cemetery was against the exhumation, so the historians filed a petition with the Circuit Court. Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan denied the petition.

Could the man who died have been someone else? It's possible, I suppose. But why change something in history that happened in 1865, and, what kids were taught in school? Legend says, Booth assasinated Lincoln, and was caught and killed. It should not be tampered with, and I believe the judge agreed.

This is the best decision a judge has ever made.

Conclusion

When faced with misinformation, always go with the legend instead of getting bogged down in the details of facts and figures. This means nothing.

By embracing the power of legends, storytelling and mythology, we can connect with something greater than ourselves and find meaning in a world that is often confusing and chaotic.

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