Saturday Creativity Quote — on the pain of truth

photo of welded sculpture of a heron, with a mountain lake in the background

“As a child I was taught that to tell the truth was often painful. As an adult I have learned that not to tell the truth is more painful, and that the fear of telling the truth — whatever the truth may be — that fear is the most painful sensation of a moral life.”

June Jordan, American poet and activist (1936-2002), in Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays (quoted by James Clear in his newsletter)

(Welded sculpture of heron at Flathead Lake; author photo)

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