This afternoon, a commenter on our previous post asked me:
Malcolm, are you cynical?
Meanwhile, an old friend wrote me today to quote something I had, apparently, said to him when I was about 17 or 18. I don’t remember saying it, but here it is anyway:
Everyone needs a pack of lies to live by, and if you’d rather not create your own there’s no shortage of people who’ll be happy to hand you theirs.
So, I don’t know. Could be, I guess.