Many people ask "what is truth" as if truth were some mystical entity beyond the reach and understanding of ordinary men. Yet such a fundamental attribute of information must be easily understood by anyone attempting to gather knowledge about anything. After all, it's only true knowledge that has any validity. If we don't know what truth is, how can we acquire true knowledge about anything? The surprising thing is that, all philosophical speculation left aside, everyone knows what truth is, and everyone is in posession of a reasonable amount of true knowledge. Truth may be hard to define, but it's certainly not difficult to find. So I'd like to offer a view on "truth" that removes all pseudo-mysticism and philosophical confusion about the subject. Despite all the philosophical talk, the far-too-often-overlooked fact is that "truth" is a word like any other. To know what the word "truth" means amounts to knowing what truth is. There is absolutely nothing more to it. And what does "truth" mean? Much less than it would seem. Let's look at some examples. If you look at all the instances where the word "true" (or "false") can be used, something quite relevant can be observed: the concept of truth only applies to statements. "Truth" is a concept that applies to language itself, rather than to knowledge expressed by the language. You can't say, for instance, "the moon is true", or "yesterday was a true day". But you can say "it's true that the moon is round" or "it's true that yesterday was Thursday". Now what exactly do we add to those sentences when we say they are true? The answer is... absolutely nothing! The sentences "it's true that the moon is round" and "the moon is round" are perfectly equivalent. Nothing whatsoever is added to an statement by saying "it is true". Notice how it works the other way too; the sentences "the moon is made of cheese" and "it's true that the moon is made of cheese" are perfectly equivalent, have exactly the same meaning, and are both false! And therein lies the source of the confusion. To worry about the concept expressed by the word “truth” amounts to a hopeless waste of time, as the concept is completely devoid of any meaning. If you do not believe me, try to come up with an idea that cannot be expressed unless the concept of “truth” is invoked. I cannot do that. Lest someone comes up with the favourite philosophical device of asking “how do you know that what you are saying about truth is true”, let me follow my own advice and get rid of the concept of truth in the previous sentence. My point here is that the concept of truth is meaningless, so a skeptic could rephrase that sentence as “how do you know that the concept of truth is meaningless?”. To which I could reply “the same way I know other things”. No need to talk about truth at all.