“We are all connected but I don’t actually care about the suffering of other people because it’s inconvenient for me to do so — instead I blame them for their own pain because I haven’t dealt with my own wounding enough to be able to actually open my heart to others. I go by the code of self-responsibility except for as relates to how I contribute to other people’s pain because it hurts my feelings to contemplate it.”

Guess I’m back to being a dick again!

My call to action is to listen to other people who have life experiences that I haven’t had and to learn from that. To constantly evaluate where I am contributing to blessing others and where I am contribute to harming others. My call to action is to get off the fucking domination hierarchy machine and actually be vulnerable and open to others — to try to create partnerships and connection rather than staying armored in isolation and constant jousting for up position.

I’m on the verge of saying some things that are really, really unkind and I’d prefer not to devolve to that, so I’m out…………..

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