“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and foole.”
Plato wrote this about 2500 years ago. And times are no less strange today. We’re still calling truth-tellers lunatics and fooles.
Why are people so full of falsehoods? Because they do not dare to tell the truth. They are too full of fear. They lie to themselves and to others. And they wonder why happiness eludes them.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the Book of Wisdom,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. Well, the second chapter in the Book of Wisdom is even better. It says that the truth will set you free. But the third chapter in the Book of Wisdom says that humans can’t handle the truth. That’s part of the Cosmic Joke. Humans desire to be free but enslave themselves with lies.
“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act,” wrote George Orwell. You see, honesty is an act of bravery. Only a hero dares to tell the truth.
This brings us to your Bonus Mission which is worth extra #foolepoints. It’s quite simple really. Tell the truth. And share your truth. Did you feel brave? Did you feel foolish? Did you feel free? Post your Mission Report with details on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter with #emagofefil #foolepoints #8missions.
May the foolishness be ever in your favor!