Because of being lost in our own minds, we fail to recognize that the truth changes. When the truth changes and we fail to recognize what has now become true, while holding on to the idea of what used to be true, we become liars committing suicide. If at 8:00 pm, I am mad at you and tell you about it and get quite worked up over it, and you get mad back and we talk about it, and we stay committed to the conversation and to the possibility of getting over our anger, there is a good chance that by 8:45 pm we can laugh and have a drink and not be angry anymore. It was true that I hated your guts at 8:00 pm. It was no longer true somewhere between 8:20 and 8:45. In contrast, people who live according to principles, like ‘I hated you then, and for good reason, so I still hate you now,’ can’t get over things. This is reasonable but stupid. I have seen a lot of reasonably stupid people in my life.
Life goes on, and the truth changes; this just happens to be the way life is. What was once true is often no longer true just a little while later. Yesterday’s truth is today’s bullshit. Even yesterday’s liberating insight is today’s jail of stale explanation. – Radical honesty, Brad Blanton
[Die laatste zin… Maar goed, een boek wil misschien die gevangenis schrijven, een blog voortdurend alleen die laatste pagina. Ook dit klopt niet.]