It would have to be content with being treated so badly for it would not deserve anything better, since even reveries are better than its own emptiness; the world behind the world

"We see that in the inner world of appearance, the Understanding in truth comes to know nothing else but appearance . . . This curtain [of appearance] hanging before the inner world is therefore drawn away, and we have the inner being [the 'I'] gazing into the inner world . . . It is manifest that behind the so-called curtain which is supposed to conceal the inner world, there is nothing to be seen unless we go behind it ourselves, as much in order that we may see, as that there may be something behind there which can be seen."

Hegel; Phenomenology of the Spirit