By people? I don't mean like they jump out from behind a door and shout "BOO"
I mean people you thought were absolutely awesome and cool and kind and had integrity, turn out to be frauds. Or maybe fraud is too broad of a word. Maybe they are misguided, insecure. Its disinheartening to see someone you like, you think you know, fall into a trap, a pit. And nothing you can say will save them. Because they think they are safe.
And then there are the people you think are not so cool. People who you misjudge and label. People whom you don't even give a chance to because you think you know what they are all about... until one day you see the person inside. You see a glimpse of something. Kindness, Loyalty, Empathy. Then you wonder why you didn't give that person a chance... Ive done that two times in my life. Both of those people turned out to be some of the very best friends I have ever had.
Of course I have been burned a few times too... who hasn't? But the burns tend to be third degree ones! Not requiring skin grafts, but yet you wish you could graft that person a nice, new attitude... But of course they don't think they need it. Those types never do. I think it angers me and frustrates me so much because I can see glimmers... glimmers of kindness, glimmers of coolness. Its an eye opening experience. It shows you the best and the worst that we humans can be, and how we can always change. We just have to want to try.