My past struggles with, and addiction to, pornography have been detailed in other essays. There was a period when I couldn’t go a day without a hit. But even at the darkest point of my dependency, I could still see the depravity of it all.
There’s a saying I routinely use on my kids and employees, ‘Perception is reality.’ In other words, how someone sees the world is how the world really is, at least to them, and whose reality everyone else must cope. Granted, that perception might be distorted or entirely wrong, but it’s real until that perception is changed.