‘Realism’ is based on the grandest foundation a philosophy can have, namely human stupidity

—R. G. Collingwood, An Essay on Metaphysics (Oxford 1998) p 34.

A quote to keep handy when people tell you it’s not realistic to ask people to wait till they’re committed for life till they have sex, to have sex only with someone of the other sex, to stay with the person you have sex with your whole life long no matter how difficult they turn out to be, etc etc

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