This girl was going through a hard time because she openly admitted to doing something wrong, and all of her “friends” decided that she was a joke and not worth any of their time (Keep in mind these are all people who have been out of high school for several years now). I felt bad for the way she was being treated for being honest, so I said some nice things to her, and she thanked me and said that I was amazing. Amazing? That really struck me. Since when does being nice make you amazing? Shouldn’t that be the standard, the normal, the everyday? But it isn’t. Being cold, rude, and sharp-tongued is the normal here. You make one mistake and suddenly you’re garbage being thrown out. Social Darwinism. What happens when there are no “perfect” people left? A few kind words made me amazing to this girl because she became used to the harsh people, she became used to being put down and unaccepted. I suppose I would feel the same way if someone was trying to lift me up. But that shouldn’t be normal. Everyone is capable of showing kindness, mercy, and grace.