Ever hear a story where all of the lies and illusions that a character in a story has are stripped away from them so that they can see what really was going on, and then it gets rather emotional because the revealing of that truth is painful to that character? Sometimes this situation happens in real life as well, not just in stories.
Humans are very emotional creatures; we hope, we laugh, we love, we cry, and we tremble with fear. All in response to a stimulus that provokes such responses from us that we are subject to in our every-day interaction with life.
The truth is merely reality as it is. What really happened? How things really are? Who are we? So why do we have such strong painful and emotional reactions to reality?
Is it the knowledge/realization that we've been lied to? Betrayed? Deluded and naive? Wronged?
Why is the truth so painful and heart wrenching?
Truth is Power. Reason is Wisdom. Intelligence is Experience. Hope is Bright!