Truth is a personal journey of discovery. It is a relative perception and only you can know it and express it for yourself. The dogma of others can and often is in contradiction to what you know to be true for yourself. The beliefs of the merchant and priestly casts can and usually are at odds with the world view of other archetypes such as the mother, artist, musician, sage etc.
If somebody paints themselves as an authority figure and tells you that a cat is a dog, will you be fooled? A honorable man cannot agree with something that he knows just ain't so.
The wisdom of King Solomon
As a little boy my grand dad sat me on his knee and told me a story about the wisdom of King Solomon. I was inspired and have quested for wisdom ever since. As a result I have come to realize a very different world view than that which is taught in our common schools.
Introducing Alan Watts
One teacher, entertainer and joker that I am very grateful to have learned from is Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.
There is plenty of his audio, video and ebook content available on the web. I suggest you search it out. This may be a good place to begin: http://deoxy.org/watts.htm.
Below I have linked to one of his particularly insightful yet seemingly abstract video to illustrate just how different our world views can be. From perspectives such as this, the ways of common society can seem unwise. Who are you gonna believe? It's your life. How do you choose to live?
In this video he puts on his best guru persona (although he never claimed to be anything more than an entertainer.) His choice of location, dress and props is a real hoot. These videos are showing their age. Don't be put off if you don't like a hippy aesthetic. His stories are very good.