ace: have you heard of the expression to be a good leader, you must be a good follower?
deuce: sure. businesses say that all the time.
ace: well, i've applied it to other social relationships. like: to be a good master, you must be a good slave or to be a good top, you must be a good bottom.
deuce: damn! you're right!
ace: this is the situation i see around me. unfortunately. and it's hard to find relationships between equals. once again, people fail democracy. the thirteenth amendment of the u.s. constitution forbids legal slavery. as for mental slavery, well ... it's too goddamn prevalent!
deuce: what about us?
ace: we're equals. we have to be. we share a home. if we weren't like that, one of us would've tossed the other out -- or would've kept the other locked up in the basement.