Do we need to lie to ourselves in order to be happy?
2016/09/16 Leave a comment
“Man needs a dream, to put up with reality.” – Sigmund Freud”
Quite true, isn´t it?
Let´s replace “dream” with “lie”!
It may sound cynical, but just as everyone escapes reality seeking refuge in a dream – in an ideal with other words, which is a sham ultimately – reality has become unbearable.
No matter if Freud, or anyone else has said this – Woody Allen claims for instance that the only way to be happy is to lie to yourself – doesn´t make this statement less insidious.
To “put up with reality” means living in a perpetual distance to life, resisting what is, resisting yourself.
How can life be “easy” if we live in constant distance and resistance to It?
We deny this present moment for an uncertain dream – that´s what we ceaselessly do.
Eventually, resisting yourself means that you don´t want to know…
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