When I was 14, I was 40. I was omnipotent and brilliant and an excellent judge of character.

Clearly I was an idiot.

Let’s examine that word for a moment, “character.” It has many meanings, but I interpret it quite differently these days. Fairy tales, novels, television shows, movies… they all contain our favorite characters. The faces shown to the world are of our own choosing. We can depict ourselves in most any light we choose. Side note, don’t depict yourself in fluorescent lights.

We never know who someone truly is. Whether your realizations are a pleasant surprise or a hurtful disappointment, characters are actors on a stage in life.

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