Seat at the table

There are people who believe their lives matter more than others but I am not so arrogant to believe I can cheat death. The last couple of years, when everyone seemed to be complaining about losing family, friends, classmates, workmates over differences it saddened me. They almost seemed to be bragging about it. While others circles were gleefully shrinking, mine expanded. It's not a competition but I can't help to think that at a time when people should have been coming together, they chose to use the years rather unwisely. Whether it was attacking others beliefs or jumping to judgment, it greatly devalued and cheapened the struggles everyone faced, while forcing nonsensical wedges. I see and hear them and they're still talking through an undercurrent of jadedness about these losses. I can hear the self-inflicted misery they feel committed to but don't want to live in. I'm grateful for the ability to have reconnected with people estranged and built new healthier relationships. No matter what people may think - usually the loudest - it doesn't matter as long as you stay true to yourself and stay guided by your internal light. You will attract the right people. It has been a great joy getting to know more people in harmony with humanity through these times. I'm encouraged by what I see; a desire of people to reconnect with themselves and others in meaningful ways again, less division, more unity, where everyone is welcome.

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Show me the MONEY!

Dec 21, 2021 at 10:07pm

This reads like the beginning of Jerry Maguire

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Oh the irony

Dec 22, 2021 at 2:17pm

The self-contradictions in this post are legion. I hope you are able to work out your confusion. Good luck.

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Kind of arrogant

Dec 22, 2021 at 4:49pm

Looking down on people's loss and how they handle it. You seem aware of the comprehension of pain yet you come across as someone who maybe forgets that their own story's future is unknown.

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@Kind of arrogant

Dec 22, 2021 at 5:40pm

I've had my fair share of pain, more than most, it's not to do with arrogance. I'm here for them. This is a story about acceptance and healing, rather than provoking pain and division in self and others for own benefits, pride or control. I'm not interested in knowing the future, I live in the present.

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Anonymous

Dec 27, 2021 at 12:27pm

Good philosophy, better steer clear of the morally righteous. Worst is when they proudly make long term plans to commit to their foolishness. You don't want to be around when that ship sinks and it always does.

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Woogie Man

Jan 3, 2022 at 11:23am

Everyone is welcome at the table except the people who constructed the table.

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