It would have been most helpful
Had someone sat us all down
And explained to us just what
To expect in this beautiful/ugly world
Regarding the nature of people—
For it seems too many of us
Had no idea just how much
Error and bias and inconsistency
There is in people,
Nor how many fears and insecurities
And struggles they have.
And I’m talking about the nice ones!
(The mean ones have all that
Going on and more.)
And I think I might have matured faster
Had I realized just how much
My struggles, and everyone else’s,
Are indeed normal.