We're really dumb sometimes. You know that? Really dumb. We have vendettas against people for so long that we forget why we're even holding the grudge. And to be honest, there's no room in this world for grudges. They're the cause of war, heartbreak, and loss. Why do I bring this up, you ask? Well, last night I had dinner with my mom and a few old friends of ours. One of the women that attended, I've known since I was in kindergarten, and despite our mother's closeness, I've never been able to let go of the idea that she just doesn't seem to like me. I never really understood why and so instead of confronting her and talking it out, I've just avoided her at every family function and told my mother we 'just were very different people.' But last night, for the first time since we've known each other, we finally were able to sit down and talk/act like adults. Suddenly the dark cloud that had been looming over a could-be friendship lifted and oddly enough, we realized we have a ton in common. All it took was a fresh outlook and a little laughter to make us see that we could have been really great friends all this time. So, I've made a personal resolution to start anew--spread the love. I can now argue that ignorance is not bliss--sometimes ignorance is the one thing standing in our way of a good thing. So let's stop being stoop-ed and start making friends.