**Proof**

Proof

is always a good idea.

Proof

can be ignored, but not denied.

Proof

can help to reduce disputes and arguments.

Proof

is often open to interpretation.

Proof

can expose a lie or a liar.

Proof

can seal a contract.

Proof

is sometimes not enough.

Proof

must be examined.

Proof

will stand up to investigation only if it is true.

Proof

sometimes must overcome prejudgment.

Proof

is meaningless in a kangaroo court.

Proof

is only useful when the truth is honestly sought.

Proof

is ultimately a personal judgment,

no matter what the actual outcome.

By Arem R. Jayar

Reprinted with permission of copyright holder