Thursday, May 1, 2008

True or False?

They say you can only deny the truth for so long before you have to face it. Why do we hide from the truth? Why do we deny it? Is it only for the safety of our own sanity? Do we really obtain some sense of peace from ignoring that which burdens our hearts and minds?

Any fool can run from his fears; but it takes a wise and brave soul to face his trials. To stare in the face that which terrifies you most and say "I will not be bound by you any longer." Now that, that is a true test of one's strength.

To hide from the truth is to hide from yourself. If you hide from it long enough, you may just lose who you are. What we know and what we accept as truth shapes us; it makes us into who we are and who we will become in the future. Therefore, deny the truth? Deny yourself? Or are they one in the same?

Wisdom and knowledge is not the same thing. One may have knowledge and not be wise, but the wise must have knowledge and exercise it in the proper way. If we ignore the truth, we become fools. If we face it, it is an example of wisdom.

"Vivo amare imparare"


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