Any simpleton can lie. It used to require a great deal of intelligence to be convincing to much more than half of any population. There was once a required understanding, at least one would hope in society’s idealistic infancy, of several considerations which might allow lies to be so widely believed: the subtlety and nuance [...]
When you begin to listen to and believe the thoughts and opinions of those who could not possibly understand over the advocation of those who truly do, you have taken the first step of emboldening an opinion based solely on fear into your contrived version of reality; one that you know or knew, at one [...]
How long before we become so callous that we no longer recognize hell? Sometimes life is the gift we would like to believe we deserve. Other times, it is the most elegantly designed of all the tortures; the one which we actually, wrongfully believe we deserve.