“You drive me crazy half the timeThe other half I’m only tryingTo let you know what I know is true:I’m only me when I’m with you.”~ Taylor Swift, ‘I’m Only Me When I’m With You’
“You drive me crazy half the timeThe other half I’m only tryingTo let you know what I know is true:I’m only me when I’m with you.”~ Taylor Swift, ‘I’m Only Me When I’m With You’That’s family, right? The people who really know you and put up with you, mostly because they’re stuck, but also because they don’t mind you so much. Or maybe the two are intertwined. Because they don’t have the opportunity to run away as soon as they see something they don’t like, they get to know the rest of you better. And they have to admit that maybe, overall, you kind of balance out. Even weighing more to the positive side. Seriously, what would happen if your parents or siblings could abandon you as soon as they saw something they didn’t like? None of us would make it past infant colic. And in the opposite direction, somehow we get along with and even love our siblings despite the fact that they drive us crazy half the time. Or maybe even more than half the time. How can you know if you want someone to drive you crazy for half of the rest of your life from a few hours sitting over coke in a dark lounge? How can you figure out if they balance out from such a bizarre and unnatural setting?