I spent last weekend with Lisa Berry-Ford, founder of The B. R. A.V. E. Society. My uncle interviewed her for a documentary he is working on about founding the organization after the bully-cide of her son, Michael Joseph Berry.
At one point, she mentioned the bystanders, the people he thought were his friends, who did not stand up for him. It made me think if this song and how sometimes we get the chance to apologize, but sometimes we don't.
Mostly it's just better to be brave in the first place, and hope for the best.