“No satisfaction based upon self-deception is solid, and however unpleasant the truth may be, it is better to face it once and for all, to get used to it, and to proceed to build your life in accordance with it.” – Bertrand Russell
We all deceive ourselves. It’s how we get through our days, and if you were to read “Worm at The Core,” you’d know that a certain amount of self-deception is necessary for us to function, to keep the terror of death at bay. But too much self-deception, so much that we deny the reality of our lives, isn’t healthy either. And though we might find a certain level of satisfaction in that, can it really be lasting?
There’s a pain in facing truths. There’s also a pain in facing our mistakes, obviously, and our assumptions. But that pain is temporary and I think knowledge leads to a better life. Well, I feel true ignorance leads to a happy life, but let’s say you aren’t truly ignorant. Let’s say you have knowledge and self awareness and a basic understanding of the universe. In that case, it’s better not to self-delude. It’s a dangerous path too – leading to self-medication to deny reality. And that’s never good. But then I never got the appeal of drugs anyway. I like to feel and experience moments in all their glory and have found that substances dull that experience.
But who knows, that may all be my own self-delusion. I’m not immune to that.
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