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“You make people wrong”

June 13, 2015  ·  Category: Authenticity, Circling, Community, Feelings, Individualism, Personal

I was told this in soft exasperation, earlier this week, by one of the most loving souls I’ve ever met, Sara Ness. In context, it made perfect sense. Today it makes me think of my stern, repressed stepfather and how hard I tried, as a boy, not to be wrong to him. It makes me think of cliquish classmates in junior high school, and how hard I tried to anticipate what they would dislike. It makes me think of how much love I have inside, of the challenge of getting that out fully, into the world. And how useful it is to live and ...