There are only a few people in the world who understand what it means to be "That" friend in any given group.
The one that everyone rips on and uses as a metaphorical punching bag to express their angers and frustrations. Its an easy spot to earn, and the most difficult to leave.
All it takes to have that one instance where you don't say anything back. You let the words hit you to make your friend feel better.
Now, it should be noted that these are not genuine insults. Rather, they are jokes made at your expense so that the others may feel more in control of their emotions.
But this is me telling you to help them, not because its the right thing to do. do it because these are the most dangerous people out there, and you have no idea who they are.
The jokes bounce off at first, but eventually they start to wear you down. They have no one to talk to, no one will take them serious. All of this unexpressed anger does begin to collect.
They sit there, silently seething.
Then an opportunity comes.
A way for them to vent.
When this happens, its sort of astonishing to watch.
Someone fueled by nothing but pure anger. No political, religious, or ethical motivation behind their actions. Just anger.
I tell you this because I've seen it happen, it was just a small altercation between two groups at a bar in the evening.
They were evenly matched in numbers, and it was a few punches for most of them, except one. He was on top and mercilessly beating the other.
What scared me the most was that he said nothing, just loud shouts with each hit. He ended up splitting the other guy's eye and knocked out a few teeth.
Once the blood started leaking no one knew what to do. It took 3 people to pull him off.
I tell you all this because I am one of these people.
Any slight altercation that some one has with me causes my mind to race.
Thoughts run through my mind about the different ways I could hurt them, or even kill.
I'm not sure how much more I can handle.
I'm afraid of what may happen when my opportunity arises. I don't want to hurt anyone, but some days it just seems so easy