And the whole process of guesstimation is fraught with guesswork.
When does a dude stop simply acting like an asshole and become an actual asshole? When does a girl with loose morals become a raging whore? When does a child go from misbehaving to being a brat?
These are the kind of questions that we all ask ourselves all the time.
And there are no easy answers.
I've advised several people, over the years when they've been angry or sad, to just hold off a little. To not do anything in the heat of the moment. To take some time to think about what's happened and to consider what they're really dealing with.
It's the person who matters. Not the actions.
And sometimes I take my own advice. And sometimes I take it far too often, and far too many times.
Until something snaps and it no longer matters what kind of person I'm dealing with. The actions become all that matters, because everything else seems like a lie.
And so, here I am. Wherever this is. Nowhere, I suspect.