‘Live Not By Lies’, A. Solzhenitsyn

This is an interesting essay by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and I would recommend people to read it.

You can find an English version here, or an Estonian one here, or probably ones in other languages that you prefer elsewhere.

What I like about it is the general idea of honesty and truthfulness, although I do have to say that we cannot possibly apply it in as many cases as he wished we would. Yet, that is not to say we cannot try..

But there are no loopholes for anybody who wants to be honest. On any given day any one of us will be confronted with at least one of the above-mentioned choices even in the most secure of the technical sciences. Either truth or falsehood: Toward spiritual independence or toward spiritual servitude.

 

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