Objectivity Doesn’t Exist; There Is Only Subjectivity:
As weird as this may seem for a lot of people, there is no such thing as objectivity. And this makes sense upon further thought. Allow me to break it down…
You, whether you like to believe it or not, are the product of your parents. You probably share some of their ideas, too. But what about the rest? Well, they’re not your ideas (sorry for putting it bluntly). In fact, all of “your” ideas came or developed from sources that you have encountered over the course of your lifetime, such as school, your peers, exposure to some form of media, or, of course, your experiences. The experiences themselves are your own, but the ideas and conceptions that you gathered from them were already derived from something else that you had previously encountered. As for the ideas that your parents gave you, those ideas aren’t your parents’ ideas. They also came from a mixture of different sources that they encountered throughout their lifetimes.
The entire idea of something being “unbiased” cannot be true. Everyone has some sort of bias, because their entire way of thinking was shaped in a particular, unique fashion that someone else can’t possibly share. There might be a lot of similarities between two ways of thinking, but no two ways of thinking are ever the same.
By this point I’m sure you’re probably asking “So was there ever something objective?” And the answer is YES. Way back when the earth was still a huge, mysterious place and many ideas were still being discovered, it was possible for people to shape the world through new ways of thinking. In fact, it could still happen in the future. But someone with a way of thinking that far off of the norm only comes about every few generations. Einstein was a great example of someone who shaped the world through objective, undisputable thinking.
Don’t give up hope, though. Always look for answers in the world you know. Because I’m sure they are out there somewhere. And you might just be the next person to shape the world.