You really can’t judge people…well you can but it’s definitely hard to, at least that’s what I’m beginning to realize more and more. First impressions may be important but a lot of the time they can mean so little. When I think of some of my friends, I think back to the first impression I had of each of them and most aren’t bad some are not important at all. Now I know a lot of them a lot better, I guess in the process of getting to know them from time to time I would wonder about them, the things they did, the way they are, not in anyway of looking down on them but simply just wondering. People are the way they are for a reason of course and everyone has their thing, whatever that be. As I become closer to these people I realize that pain, hurt, anger, bitterness whatever have you can have such a strong influence on the outer layer of a person. It continues to amaze me just how much pain someone can handle in their life. I look at some of my friends and think, wow if that was me… what would I be like? how would I handle that? what kind of mental state would I be in? I’m still not sure how they deal with their problems and are able to appear so uh… normal, for lack of a better word. Obviously my life hasn’t been perfect but thank God I know God, because even with it not being perfect God is the only thing that allows me to cope with whatever pain, hurt, anger, bitterness that I have, and any difficult experience that I’ve had to go through. To imagine the person I would be if I didn’t know God, it’s an unrecognizable image.