There can be.I'd say you have to define "lived". That's really nebulous... Is there some "authentic" way to "live" something?
Agreed. I can see some people using a statement like this to facilitate self-destruction.As romantic as that notion that is, I'm going with false. Why? Ever hear Michael Jackson sing a blues song at age 10? Completely convincing.
There is some truth though. I think for most of us to be really convincing, then this is somewhat true.
However I think it's easy, for certain people to "fake it". It's a talent. If you can't dazzle em with brilliance, baffle em with bull sh%*. Some can do this very easily.
Love your deep topics Abe.
Not sure if it is his originally or it is borrowed ....