The problem with choosing between madness (a refusal to recognize necessity) and servility (an acknowledgement of our complete powerlessness) is that one act of obedience can be the start of a downward slide. A man cannot bear a thought of being crushed by a physical compulsion; therefore he deifies the force that rules over him, investing it with superhuman traits, with omniscient reason, with a special mission; and in this way he saves a bit of his own dignity.

sources

  1. Native Realm