Consider this quote attributed to Nietzche:
“The strength of a person’s spirit would then be measured by how much ‘truth’ he could tolerate, or more precisely, to what extent he needs to have it diluted, disguised, sweetened, muted, falsified.”
This forces us to ask ourselves two questions:
- How much truth can we tolerate?
- To what extent do we dilute, disguise, sweeten, mute and falsify truth?