Objectivity

“The pose of fair-mindedness, the charade of evenhandedness” are “rhetorical ruses. ~Janet Malcolm
Is it possible for writers to be objective?  Objectivity was seen once as the key to individual freedom and it would replace sectarian views of religion and superstition. Sadly, it is fruitless to say a neutral position of objectivity exists because agendas are our reality. It is very disquieting to me as an author to confess the limits of my own perspectives. Are my views self-centered or distorted? Is objectivity just a fantasy? How does one create a veneer of impartiality and omniscience when feelings, prejudice, and interpretations influence my every thought? I freely acknowledge my own weakness as I write and promise to hold myself more accountable. What about you?

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