This will harmonize with some of what Melias just posted...

In my most recent post to this thread, I posed this question: Can collectivism, legalism, and copycatting be embraced without self-deceit? I realize I should be asking four questions:

1. Can collectivism, legalism, and copycatting be embraced without self-deceit?

2. Can self-deceit enable collectivism, legalism, and copycatting?

3. Can egoism, antinomianism, and eccentricity be embraced without self-deceit?

4. Can self-deceit enable egoism, antinomianism, and eccentricity?

To answer "No" to all four questions would constitute logical contradiction, so we can toss that option out.

To answer "Yes" to all four questions would imply that there is no such thing as one truth for all of humanity, but rather, the left hand is the inner truth for some of us, while the right hand is the inner truth for the remainder of us, and all of that would further suggest that each of us has a first philosophical priority, which is to ascertain one's own inner truth, irrespective of what anyone else's inner truth might be. I answer "Yes" to all four questions.

One might also answer "No, Yes, Yes, No," which would imply that the left hand is the only truth, and that the right hand is always a lie, for everyone, everywhere, endlessly.

Finally, one might answer "Yes, No, No, Yes," which would imply that the right hand is the only truth, and that the left hand is always a lie, for everyone, everywhere, endlessly.

For completeness I'll note that "Yes, Yes, No, No" would entail logical contradiction with respect to #3 and #4, whereas "No, No, Yes, Yes" would entail logical contradiction with respect to #1 and #2.

So what's your conclusion? Is the left hand the one truth? Is the right hand the one truth? Or is there no such thing as one truth for all? As noted, I choose the last of those options, and I challenge each person to ascertain one's own inner truth. And once you've ascertained it, live by it. As was taught in Delphi, "Know thyself," and as Shakespeare's Polonius counseled his son Laertes, "To thine own self be true."