Rational thought, I wish there were some way to teach that....maybe it's always been this way, but it seems that it's becoming rarer by the min.
I've always found my area to be fascinating in many aspects....psychologically, sociologically..etc, as this is a crossroads of sorts of the nation. Being from such a small closeknit community, I get to observe/study it with ease.
Clinical depression goes hand in hand with poverty....that friend in particular comes from a family that is often refered to as "dark clouds"....if one of them comes around they will most definitely rain on your parade.
I tend to avoid words such as jealous or inferior, I will say that with both friends there is some of that going on....but in knowing them as well as I do, it is understandable so I don't fault them for it...it is their disbelief, in what or who I've become that I have so much trouble dealing with.
If my friends and I would have crashed the party that night, chances are the cops would have looked the other way if not joined in....think storming the bastille. Truthfully though, the kids that were there that night were not the core group of evil ones....but I still would liked to have at least kicked the door in.
The smaller the town, the more visible you are. In just a few words I could shed a great deal of light on this, but I don't want to say much more about either of my friends on the www.
I've left huge holes in all that I've written already, but I'll say that these two friends also represent the two halfs of my city, which is also divided geographically in a have/have not fashion....even though there is little difference between them on average. It's all in their heads, I wish I could scoop all the nonsense out, and replace the voids with rationality....I would grout their phyche with reason.