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Film 'Fences' Shows Rationalization for Sin

In the movie Fences (originally a play written by August Wilson), Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson, a fifty-three year-old man who works for the sanitation department. Troy has just told his wife Rose that he's been having an affair with a younger woman. The following (slightly condensed) conversation ensues:

Rose: [Troy], I've got eighteen years of my life invested in you. You ought to have stayed ...

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