March 29, 2014
It takes mental strength to turn the truth on its side so that it remains unrecognizable. One can keep it upside down with great effort, stumbling over it, walking around it, pushing it about so that it doesn't obstruct the path on which you think you must remain. You'll defend your obtuseness, you'll make accusations and cut off true friendships that won't collaborate with your view of reality. You'll walk around with blinders to sustain your beliefs. Meanwhile, the amount of expendable energy...the kind that can appreciate wonder, root out a passionate life, is minimized to accommodate the pretense.