I came across this line in one of Murakami’s novels.
“I love a magnificent falsehood more than an impoverished truth.”
I have never heard of this guy called Roger Vadim, a French director but apparently he stated the above line which all might have re-read to ingest the adjectives he used to describe two polarities. That is what caught my eye.
Truth is ridden with cliches making it look ‘impoverished’. But make-believe stories have the necessary ingredients to spark your curiosity, hence, ‘magnificent’.
Who killed the mouse ?
A cat. Who wouldn’t know afterall that’s the truth.. But how about a human who metamorphosed himself into a cat to kill his adversary – Jerry The irksome mouse.
Isn’t that more interesting to hear ?
What is a tangential discussion ? When the conversation veers off the topic and goes at a versatile angle which is mostly unrelated to the main topic under purview.
What if a tangential discussion meant something about circles and how tangents make them seem exciting and interesting to learn about in geometry ?
Truth becomes redundant inducing disinterest in us to go deep into any matter at hand. By giving it a decorative falsehood that still justifies its presumptions makes the truth seem like a discovery.
Truth always is unnoticeable owing to its assertive nature. But falsehood never explains itself as it believes in itself by default. It doesn’t seek to affirm anything.
The self-dubious nature of truth is its biggest enemy making falsehood vanquish it.
Believe me or not ? All that I told you so far is likely ‘The Truth’ !