…the advantage of lying…

6 Mar

The Light on the Hill

The only advantage of lying is self deception… I guess we are all a little self deceived. Is it possible that life is really a journey designed to transport us away from deception towards universal truth?

The pursuit of truth is the greatest choice an artist (or any human being) can ever make. Without truth, everything we create deceives and exaggerates, never digging, never revealing anything but lies.

I think to think of an artist as someone who grabs a flashlight and lights up the shadows, looking for the truth that lies on the other side of the darkness. I guess some artists just want to be “entertaining.”

But what good is “entertainment” if it discovers or reveals nothing? Surely it ultimately disappoints if it does not meet the audience in a place of actual human truth.


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