It is so easy to write someone off when they do something you don't like or understand. It is so easy to trivialize the complexities of human nature like picking out ham at a goddamned deli counter. But the people I want to know are the people who ask the larger questions, and take the time to learn and explore and not just cop to the herd instinct. I want to know the weird people, I want to know the people who aren't satisfied with the surface details, but who are always willing to divulge. I want to know the people brave enough to make the unpopular decision and stick with it, and I want to know why they do it. I want to know the people with intuition and awareness of human frailty. I want to meet all the people who egregiously wear all their true feelings--all the feelings that make us uncomfortable--on their sleeve, and I want to look them straight in the eye. I don't want a pedantic, disingenuous world for another moment. I would rather be gutted like a fish than poisoned insidiously. I want truth, I want honesty, I want guts and bravery and emotion--raw and real. That's what I want.
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