You then see these people as closer to your level, rather than them being on a pedestal and you feeling you're a walking example of lame, awkward unworthiness that's lucky to even be talking to them. If you know someone is mean-spirited or gossipy you're going to be on guard around them.
Though sometimes we mistakenly think that everyone who dresses or acts a certain way is going to look down on us.
It is to feel the pain of humanity, the innocence of a child, the loyalty of a dog.
It means to take care of your family first but to help anyone in need when you can. It means to belong to a gene pool influenced by some of the most interesting cultures of history. Being Sicilian, I suppose, is why though we try to forgive, we can never forget.
It involves David Letterman, the origins of Pajiba, and a falling out that ended a formative, lifelong friendship.