What is more important: Freedom, Justice, Happiness, Truth?

©Maurizio Bisogno

Firstly we should know what these ‘things’ are, and I can only suppose that we have some kind of common ground so that we can suppose we are talking more or less about the same thing.

One may say that there could not be justice without freedom, on the other hand, to be free one needs to act within the truth. But how can you ever imagine justice without truth?

I consider that freedom and justice pertain to the practical reason. Happiness is a life goal.

Now, does it really matter what I have written so far or what you you have thought of it, if whatever was said was untrue?

For each term (justice, freedom, happiness) you can ask if they are not true. Is it true that you are free, just, happy? Is it true that this is freedom, justice, happiness? And so on. But when you ask: Is it true that truth is true? It has not impact.

Truth stands above all as our ability to discern whatever there is. Does this mean that we could live without the other three? Maybe. In fact, we do not want to live without freedom, justice and happiness! We value freedom, justice and happiness and we fight for them; all that is possible thanks to our permanent aspiration to Truth.

©Maurizio Bisogno