A friend of mine is going through a divorce and we spent some time together talking through it. Or, perhaps, I just listened… a lot.

The older I’ve gotten the more I’ve realized that I simply do not have as many answers to really anything. I have many more questions at this point in time.

As my friend begins to pick up the pieces and start a brand new life we talked about many things, but perhaps most of last conversation centered around the fact that much of what we believed to be true did not, in fact, end up being true at all…

… and how sometimes life has a way of making us destroy those illusions for our good.

But a lot of people don’t want those illusions destroyed and I though immediately of a Nietzsche saying:

Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.

The truth is like surgery, it cuts and harms to do good. The scars will remain.

I’m praying for my friend. This is going to be an incredibly important year for him.


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