My dear,

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.

Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. The myth’s greatest strength and greatest threat to us is its ability to wrap us in a manufactured version of truth, one which most of us gladly buy as the real thing and self-apply… Next to the maturity of persuasiveness of the myth, the lie is an inexperienced teenager learning how to properly inappropriately touch the other for the first time.

Falsely yours,
John Fitzgerald Kennedy