Is it honestly that preposterous?

Are human beings so rational that you don’t think there’s any chance something really weird might be happening?

How about your own life, and your own thoughts? Is it wrong to say that sometimes you’re besieged by painful ideas? Compulsive thoughts, corrosive thoughts? Even destructive thoughts?

Do you never experience ideas you hate to have? Things you wish you didn’t think? Things that only sap your resolve and make you less confident?

What if that’s not a personal failing? What if something is doing that to you, because it wants you weakened?

What if insecurity were alive? What if anxiety was something you could literally kill?