There's a lot of pretending that goes on isn't there?
Well, maybe not pretending, but hiding.
"How are you?" produces answers like "Fine" or "Not too bad".
Do people mean that?
How would you know if someone was on the verge of a breakdown at your work? in your home?
Do we know each other or do we just see what others pretend to be, showing them just a pretence of our real selves?
Do we do the same with the big questions in life?
Like "Is there a God?"
"Can I find meaning?"
Do we just pretend that a simple answer is enough?
Do we say "yes" without entertaining the possibility it's not true... or the real implications of it if it IS true?