Ah, that Kierkegaard!
Yet another nugget from my favorite existentialist:
“The Truth shall set ye free, but first it shall make ye miserable.”
If that’s true, and I think it very often is, that would explain why truth is so elusive. On the other hand, flattering untruths and half-truths, can be readily obtained in great abundance. Perhaps their supply is simply meeting an enormous demand 🙂