Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Truth Hurts

is the most idiotic phrase I've ever heard.

The truth doesn't hurt, it just is. The truth can't hurt any more than the knowledge that the earth is round and orbits about the sun hurts. The universe doesn't hurt you, its your own faulty, broken, human psychology that is hurting itself.

The truth can only hurt if you've been lying to yourself the whole time. What hurts is having the comforting lie ripped away from you. When the lie collapses under the weight of reality, as it must always in time, the sense of loss of your fantasy world is what hurts, not "The Truth". The truth was always there, waiting to be noticed; blameless, without ego.

If you don't want to be hurt by the truth, you shouldn't be lying to yourself.

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