(note: yeah, well, I guess, nobody would willingly drink Veritaserum, but lets play with the idea a little, however
Would you use Veritaserum on yourself? Think about it.
I can only speak for myself, but I know, I must be lying to myself sometimes and sometimes I'm sure my subconsciousness keeps things from me as well.
There are things you know about yourself - probably only subconsciously - but you don't want to acknowledge them.
Would you really REALLY want to know who you are? Everything
about this person you see in the mirror everyday. Even the thoughts you usually keep far back in your mind - far away from your awareness.
I don't know if I would want to know everything. Seriously, think about it. It's an eerie thought.
We all have problems that bother us. What if we know (somewhere deep inside) that it will NEVER be solved? Would we want to know that? It would kill all doubt and along all hope. The answer could also please us, but is just the possibility worth the risk of losing the benefit of doubt?
I think...I'd probably refuse. I don't think I want to know myself that well. Maybe I wouldn't like the person showing herself.
A general example: Sometimes I hate myself (and I'm pretty sure everybody does. sometimes!
) but I know it's always just the heat of the moment - not real.
Now what if it turns out it IS real? And we just push that hate aside most of the time to survive? I wouldn't want to know!
Sometimes lying to ourselves is maybe even necessary. Like people whose life is really bad - i.e. people who are starving. Maybe they tell themselves things will change and everything will be great. Could be true. ...but what if in their hearts they believe it's not. Wouldn't that kill any will to keep going?
My questions would be totally unimportant, small and maybe even silly in comparison. I live a good life. but maybe knowing myself too well would be too much, however?
You know the quote? 'Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.'
It also takes a very brave person to be entirely honest with him- or herself!
As for me; maybe one day...but not today.
Enough of the
(If you're curious for what I intended to draw, here's a short summary; but that's just my view of it. if you get a different message - that would be great!
So, here are my thoughts:
I wanted an eagle as a symbol for courage, a slice of apple [yeah, it's supposed to be a slice of an apple] for awareness and a hare[looks more like a pet bunny lol] for caution. by that I do not mean 'cowardice'! big difference.)no copyright-infringement intended!