Cultural Observation: The Life Lie

“If you take the life lie from an average man, you take away his happiness as well.” Henrik Ibsen

BTW NOTE: By “life lie” Ibsen means some sort of thing that we look to for our happiness. The lie is that said thing is capable of making us ultimately happy. Ibsen, whether he realized it or not was dancing around the fringes of what Christian has always taught about idolatry– any earthly thing we look to for ultimate happiness will only disappoint us. 

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