"We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are." Balzac
When I ran across this quote I could not deny the truth in it. I wonder, do we exaggerate our misfortune for sympathy and our happiness out of pride?
I know we are tempted to exaggerate our spirituality as well. Come to think of it, we probably exaggerate just about everything about us!
We are a piece of work!
Top two photos from the Internet, bottom by Silvia Bratanova