Just when I feel I understand people they never fail at surprising me. As I face my battles with the deterioration of my speech, I decide to talk less especially around new people. I am afraid of the judgment, the looks of confusion and pity. But...to my surprise... we judge ourselves more than any one else ever would. I notice that people are accepting creatures. They understand that everyone is not built the same way and we all have our differences. As I learn to leave my personal judgment behind I will continue to embrace and learn from the new people I meet and follow them in their non-judgmental foot steps...or maybe...I am not deteriorating as fast as I seem to think I am.