Let these few lines by Soeren Kierkegaard be a wish for all of us to be granted a deeper sense of our nature:

“Every human being is gloriously constituted, but what ruins so many is, among other things, also the wretched tittle-tattle between man and man about that which should be suffered and matured in silence, this confession before men instead of before God, this hearty communication between this man and that about what ought to be secret and exist only before God in secresy, this impatient craving for intermediary consolation.

“No, in suffering the pain of his annihilation, the religious individual has learned that human indulgence profits nothing, and therefore refuses to listen to anything from that side; but he exists before God and exhausts the suffering of being human and at the same time existing before God.

“Therefore it cannot comfort him to know what the human crowd knows, man with man, what men know who have a shopkeeper’s notion of what it means to be a man, and facile gossipy notion at seventeenth hand of what it means to exist before God.”

From Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript

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