When the time is right, we come out and live true—no matter the consequences. We emerge into the open with our new creation—a new idea, new art, an honest website, a daring scientific hypothesis. But most importantly, we emerge as a new variation of humanity, aligned with truth. This is how I define Homo veritas. With ecological and economic collapse looming, the time for morphing into this new way of being human is quickly becoming a necessity.
Yet we may succumb to fear. When the ideas we hold are too revolutionary, too unsettling for the family and the norm and even our conventional sides to accept, we fear expressing the truth. We know the consequences of familial and social ostracism are painful to bear. We fear giving birth to the ideas that are developing within us because we will be banished. We may let the idea die within us, such that this new life becomes stillborn, causing no disturbance to the status quo. In this way no conscience is challenged and no mind is forced to question—and we hide within the walls of conformity. Our sword of truth remains hidden in a sheathe of fear. And slowly we begin to die.
But for some of us there comes a time when we are strong enough, when critical mass is reached. We rally our forces and choose to honor the life and the creativity that teem within us. Do or die, we must be honest. We begin to live openly with our new creation exposed—refusing to bow down in order to protect the betrayals of the family and culture. We do not worry about the future or about consequences. We take the action and we let go of the results.