Why is the truth hard?
The reason is lies are easy. They are a shortcut. They are a deception to gain advantage over another so that the one doing the lying does not have to take the route requiring diligence, effort and vigilance that ultimately achieve right, good, proper and well-done outcomes. It is a way for the one that does not provide effort or talent or any other quality that would cause them to succeed to have an advantage over those that would otherwise succeed because they exercise or otherwise possess the qualities that would give them a natural advantage were no lies told.
So, given the lie is a shortcut, a convenience, the truth is obviously always harder than the lie. Granted it is a human condition to want to relax versus work or desire ease versus trial, it is also then therefore a given that the truth always requires vigilance.
Without vigilance the truth disappears.
And when the truth disappears, then the real pain begins; for truth is synonymous with reality and reality must at some point come spilling through the gates.
What gates? What are these metaphorical gates allovertheplace is talking about? The gates are the lie itself. They conceal, and they weren’t there before the lie. They don’t belong there…because they aren’t even real.