Journalist and historian, Herbert Agar (1897-1980) said: “The truth that makes people free is for the most part the truth which they prefer not to hear.” (Actually, he talked about “men”, as was the way of the time, but I’ve taken it upon myself to translate his words to the modern era.)
What a great line that is, and, in my experience, very often true.
Why is that?
Why do we prefer not to hear a truth that releases us from a burdened way of life and sets on a path to greater success and happiness?
Is it because it’s too painful to hear that particular truth?
Or is that we fear being set free? Then we would need to own the consequences of our choices rather than have the convenience of being a victim. We would no longer have something or someone to blame.
What do you think?
Not so easy perhaps to have the responsibility of being free.