Everyone's a little bit broken. We're all pretty messed up, and all a little bit crazy.
The people who seem to have it all together, you just don't know that well. We are all broken.
That could make you depressed, or it could make you compassionate.
Instead of expecting people to perform like machines, I choose to recognise that everyone is a little bit cuckoo, and a bit broken, and that helps me see that "despite whatever", they've got some amazing qualities.
Patronising? I don't know if it can be, if you give absolutely everyone the same benefit of the doubt.
Or am I a little bit crazy to say that?