What happened to listening?

It’s ridiculous.

People demonize others.

Who don’t believe the same things.

Who don’t like the same things.

What happened to listening?

What happened to understanding?

Does liking a different sports team mean someone is bad?

Do different beliefs about the origin of the universe mean someone is an idiot?

“Divide” is the first part of “Divide and Conquer.”  There’s a reason for that.

United we stand, divided we fall.

I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings

I need to tell my story.  Or at least my side of the story.

I’m a terrible speaker.  I forget most of what I want to say.

I’m an introvert.  Writing comes more naturally to me.  I can put down what I remember.  I can add more later.  Then I can make it make sense after that.

I’m not trying to accuse anyone of anything.

I’m not trying to “out” anyone.

I don’t want to embarrass anyone.

I don’t want revenge.

I need to be understood.  So I’m telling my story.

I avoid naming names.  I don’t want to embarrass anyone.  I leave out details to avoid that.

Some people’s feelings get hurt anyway.  I’m sorry about that.

I’ve made a lot of bad choices in my life.  I guess my blog’s no different.

I hope I don’t alienate anyone.