I was raised in the city and taught to distrust people.
Somehow though, I grew up believing that people in positions of power (regardless of their scumbagginess) possessed a certain level of intelligence mixed with a fair amount of reason. Because of this I figured that when shown a path of well-rounded logic, they would (at the very least) give it consideration.
Life would have been so much easier had I know that most power position holders work solely off ideas that they fart out first thing in the morning and back those ideas with unwavering emotion.
Making a difference is really only possible if you're willing to pretend that making a difference is folly while sneaking differences in under the noses of the players. Fortunately I learned that lesson early and, soon, I managed to prevent my eyes from rolling back in my head unless I was at home.
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