Truth or Fiction ?
To a large extent we believe what we want to believe. We are certainly very good at rationalizing things for ourselves and for others.
Here is an interesting example about how the line between truth and fiction, or inaccurate rationalization, can be blurred. In a nutshell, about 20 glass negatives supposed to be part of Ansel Adams's work thought lost in a darkroom fire have been found. Here is the link to the glass negatives discover and owner:
As a photographer, I find this example particularly interesting because there are few facts, if any, to support these negatives being those of Ansel Adams'. However, this kind of situation exists with many other subjects. It also extends to our own personal beliefs. We believe what we want to believe, and we find evidence to support these beliefs.