The only thing worse than the devil you know is the devil you don't know (or just don't know as well). People like to say "you don't know what you have till it's gone," but just as often, if not more often, the truth is that we do know what we have before it's gone, but don't know how to take care of it well enough while we have it. Put on a best face? Why bother? I've only got one face with many depths. It hurts to fail but hurts even worse to be unable to amend for your errors. Forgiveness means something quite different to some people than it does to others.