It is better to reign in hell, then to serve in heaven.

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago
    This statement can be interpreted in so many ways. What is YOUR interpretation of this statement?

  2. Zelkiiro profile image85
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Lucifer explains it himself around the same point in the story: "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."

    Basically meaning that personal happiness and/or personal freedom is what determines one's state of fulfillment, not their location or their circumstances.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You have presented an excellent interpretation of the statement.  I interpret it somewhat similarly.  I will do and believe as I like(not harming others); if others want me to conform to and/or agree with their respective majority construct, I will do as I ---------------- please even if they dislike, even hate me. Others' approval or disapproval does not bother me in the least. As the saying goes, I would rather be DISLIKED, EVEN HATED for who I AM than to be liked, even loved for who I AM NOT!