Men willingly believe what they wish.
Julius Caesar was hijacked by pirates on his way to the island of Rhodes when he was in his mid 20s. His captors asked for a ransom in exchange for his release but Caesar thought the amount was offensively low and insisted they ask for more. Eventually, a higher price was demanded and Caesar was released by his captors. Not so long after, he took revenge against the pirates by hiring men and ships to hunt down and capture the pirates that kidnapped him. Soon after, he had the pirates executed.