29 May 2005


There's a weird reversal that happens with friends.

Strangers will point out your quirks or failings as points of failure. That changes with people who know you. Familiarity breeds familiarity, and your uniquenesses become transparent to anyone who's consistently around them. They're no longer you, you're you, and they become background noise. But then eventually they reappear, somehow, and you go back to being for-lack-of-a-more-accurate-term judged. And that's kindof a shame, but that's how things are. Maybe we need to be judged sometimes.

[ posted by sstrader on 29 May 2005 at 12:11:17 PM in Culture & Society ]