Growing up, I attended Catholic school all the way up until high school. I was taught the ways of the Lord, learned about Jesus Christ, his mother Mary, and the host of angels and saints. If you went to religious schools, you were taught quickly to revere religious icons and images in high esteem.
Obviously, religion is a major institution in a person's life, and if you were surrounded by it in your formative years, it carries a heavy impact on your life. I still sometimes pray, even if my strict religious upbringing has somewhat faded away. It's just the only way I know how to relate my thoughts sometimes, and it can certainly help a guy from going crazy.
As an adult with little to no religious affiliation, it can get hectic and dark. I sometimes feel like I'm lost, wandering in a forest and I have no clue how to find my way home. It's a daunting task owning up to your responsibilities and going out on your own, and it's somewhat comforting to believe that there is someone with you, looking after you, who will always be there for you in your greatest triumphs, and lowest lows.
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