It’s nice to know that some of my words are being read and are valued. As most people are well aware, it is not always an easy task to be heard in your real life, simply because the people you are surrounded by as a natural part of your personal life are not interested in what you have to say for the most part. You are not valued as an individual by the people you would expect the most support from. That used to bother me when I was younger.
I assumed that family had value in my life simply because of its own merit. You are my ‘mother, aunt, sister, brother” and therefore you ‘have to’ care or value my life and my dreams as part of the implied contract of the relationship. Some people learn early that this is simply not the case.
You can not make people…
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