“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
There is always hope, and we can always change who we are every minute of every day. Take solace in that. We aren’t who others think we are, but what we imagine ourselves to be. Go for it. Love each other, and cultivate compassion for others. We are a fellowship of humanity traveling from cradle to grave, and we really do get by with a little help from our friends.