“I never, even for a moment, doubted what they’d told me. This is why it is that adults and even parents can, unwittingly, be cruel: they cannot imagine doubt’s complete absence. They have forgotten.”
Update: Thanks, Todd, for reminding me of “This is Water” by DFW. I’m putting a link to the video here in case people don’t make it down to the comments. It’s ABSOLUTELY worth a watch!