I failed to see where your question determining the truth of fact relates to the title... Life.
Explanation wanted if possible
To answer the part upon a fact existing. Fact is only as real as belief. Undeniably Belief is real. Likewise facts are real. The reasoning is the realm for Authors, Poets and Story tellers alike,
Truth is stranger than fiction. < proverb.
My personal view on "truth" which is byway a form of fact... is this:
The truth is what you BELIEVE it to be.
- Only "facts" to the contrary can change your belief. And only if you choose to believe the facts.
There are more facts that prove religion is false than facts to prove it is true. Yet people still believe it is true just as people believe it is not. You can try to change someones mind by showing them facts... Whether its to get someone to follow religion, or get someone to stop. But that is when faith challenges belief. Faith will keep someone in religion, where as lack of faith will change their belief.
[This is the same for everything with life.]
This is one way to explain my view.
The truth is what you believe it to be. - A fact is only a fact if it is true.
- Believing a fact is false is only denial to those who aren't willing to face the alternative.
If someone said Billy shot Ben. And true enough Billy did in 'fact' shoot Ben. What difference does believing the opposite make?
If Billy was the worlds kindest man and did everything for everyone else and nothing for himself. It would be hard to believe Billy did such a thing. Even if you seen it. For that reason you would believe anything that explained his actions and take it as truth and fact.
- "Someone slipped him a drug that causes hallucinations"
Billy goes free on a plea of temporary insanity. Everyone believes and forgets.
- Reality - Billy shot Ben because Ben forgot to say thank you. The smallest pleasure Billy accepts from life is doing things people are grateful for. Ben was grateful, why didn't he show it. Billy lost it and shot Ben. Would everyone have been so happy if they knew the real reason. - It was temporary insanity. They accept that and forgive blindly.
Billy chose one person to tell the real reason he shot Ben. The person laughed thinking he was making it up or any reason he could to change the meaning of Billy's words. Billy told other people. They laughed too. Everyone laughed. No one Believed Billy. The fact was no longer a fact, it was a lie. The collective believe it is a lie.Those people will never believe the real reason Billy shot Ben and therefore, the real reason will die with Billy. History will never tell the truth and the fact of why Billy shot Ben no longer exists.
A fact is only a fact if it is true. The truth is what you believe it to be. Belief is accepting that which you can believe - and ignoring that which you can't.
My Opinions Only and not subject to your belief. Believe it if you will, don't if you can't.
Sorry if I rambled.