I’ve said this before and I will say it again for the benefit of those who haven’t heard it before. Tough times never last. Tough people do. Some are hardcore enough to do it on their own and never let another into their lives or share their souls with another human being, but inevitably, those people only feed their loneliness and isolation and fought for survival to merely live a life of solitude, which is not living at all. The only way to prevent evil from penetrating your shield of trust and poisoning your faith in humanity is to have faith in humanity, trust in others to carry you through the shit storm, and drop your shields to allow those who care to come in and be a part of your life. For every one who deceives you and plants a knife in your back, there will be a dozen plus more who will circle around you and crush the invader, pick you up, dust you off, mend your wounds, and push you ever forward. That’s what friendship and brotherhood is all about. Friendship is everything in this life. Without my friends, I would have perished into the void long ago. The world can be a beautiful place if we give it a chance and stick together. Keep the faith brothers and sisters!