Reminds me of Amel, in Part 4: Throne Price, resisting Ev’rel’s hard truths with the notion he’d rather be deluded if it meant hanging onto what he values.
“Truth. Truth is a nasty drug… Might seem like what you want, until you’ve swallowed it. By then it’s too late – you can’t unlearn it. Ignorance is a lot less painful.”
-DD Barant, Dying Bites (St Martin’s, 2009)