I second this, this is an important reminder to fight modern conditioning.
Love that last line, that's a keeper.
Disagree slightly on the last point about truth. I've often found truth to be ugly, hard to swallow, and complicated. I think the allure of a beautiful truth is seductive.
I can picture them clearing the room for a bit until his erection goes down.
You make a valid point; I hadn't considered that. I guess a person would have to weigh up the pros and cons of staying compared to moving on.
Sunk. Cost. Fallacy.
I get what you're saying, but ultimately it's probably a good idea to plan an exit strategy where you're not completely fucked over.