"We walk tightropes for a living. Whether business is good or bad, whether we break our necks or not, the rope suppliers will always get their cut. They'll hoard the ropes, raise prices and try to shame you for having no other choice but to rent. You rent from them. To live. Til you die.
At some point you'll probably find yourself fantasizing about hanging these people with that rope. But then you'll think better of it and just walk. You'll walk the tightrope some more. Because that's what we do. Til we don't."