A Wonderful Li e


Sixty-three years and as I near my end what (if anything) have I learned?

The most difficult of all truths….

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself”.

“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others”.

And having no respect he ceases to love”.

~— Fyodor Dostoevsky (The Brothers Karamazov)

Sixty-three years in and what do I know?

I know this…the more I think I know, the more I know I don’t know that much at all.

(Riff, 2022)

“To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development.

To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life”.

“It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

~— Oscar Wilde

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