Fools rush in
Experiences in life make us be judgemental with people we'v known or even hardly know. And all of a sudden, you attribute accolade and medals from what seemingly is at the facade. You hold them in real high esteem and even adore their character.
Then there comes a day when all of a sudden you find this person also has all those characteristics you consider the most despicable of a human (in your own terms). The person turns out to be the most inane you'v met, for the person is far from perfect. Worse yet he makes you act inane as well #-o.
And finally you begin to accept things as they are and move on with a smile. Making your own journey, rules and life. Thinking had things been your way, things would be far more perfect and better than otherwise. An average persons human mind never seems to reach equillibrium, unless you are enlightened ;).
Reminds me of the dialog from The Matrix:
The Oracle: "He doesn't understand them, he can't. To him, they are variables in an equation. Each one must be solved and counted. That's his purpose. To balance the equation."
Neo: "And yours?"
The Oracle: "To unbalance it."
This is not just limited to people, or is it?