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Explaining myself seems like an attempt at doing violence to other's truths.

I don't want to destroy the me that exists in you; I want it to live. Let's feed and water our bad impressions, so that they can grow into something that surprises both of us.

Date: 2016-06-30 12:25 pm (UTC)
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To quote myself. I've now learned that those animal presences are usually other people.

Date: 2016-09-09 08:18 pm (UTC)
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I learned to explain myself as a survival skill, because it was the only way to convince the people with power over my life that they were hurting me.

Partly because of this, I see dictating someone else's identity as an act of violence, especially when it makes acts of harm or neglect "okay."

I have been trying to cultivate the skill of accepting what people tell me, about themselves and their experiences. And to not let my own impressions talk over them.

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