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In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or the propaganda might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies – the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.
A lot of people say there is no happiness in this life, and certainly there’s no permanent happiness. But self-sufficiency creates happiness. Happiness is a state of bliss. Just because you’re satisfied one moment – saying yes, it’s a good meal, makes me happy – well, that’s not going to necessarily be true the next hour. Life has its ups and downs, and time has to be your partner. Time is your soul mate. Children are happy. But they haven’t really experienced ups and downs yet. I’m not exactly sure what happiness even means. I don’t know if I personally could define it.
To anyone who’s trying to be an artist, in any medium, it’s a very odd and lonely and nerve-wracking and scary process when you let anybody see what you’re working on. You have to learn to listen to your instincts. Absorb other people’s advice, opinions, or whatever it may be from the outside world, but at the end of the day, you have to be true to whatever it is that you’re trying to say in that work.
For the future, be true to yourself. If you’re gonna be influenced by someone be influenced by them. Don’t cop them so much that you’re a clone. No one wants to deal with a clone. There’s not that much more substance in being a clone, but definitely be influenced by people…take what you can from that and sculpt it into your own situation. In doing so, you’ll be happy and I think your people will be happy listening to what you do.
I’ll look as if I’m dead, and that won’t be true.’ I said nothing. ‘You understand. It’s too far. I can’t take this body with me. It’s too heavy.’ I said nothing. ‘But it’ll be like an old abandoned shell. There’s nothing sad about an old shell…’ I said nothing. ‘It’ll be nice, you know. I’ll be looking at the stars, too. All the stars will be wells with a rusty pulley. All the stars will pour out water for me to drink…’ I said nothing. ‘And it’ll be fun! You’ll have five-hundred million little bells; I’ll have five-hundred million springs of fresh water…’ And he, too, said nothing more.
Our job is not to ask that God respond to our notion of truth. Our job is to be true to Him, Hi-His word and His commandments, and we should assume humbly that we’re confused and don’t always know what we’re doin’ and we’re staggerin’ and stumblin’ towards him and have some humility in that process.