How often do you tread the tightrope between internal frustration, from withholding an opinion, and blurting out something dogmatic?
Neither side is attractive, yet I often find myself teetering between the two each day.
To remedy that, I like to pretend a friend is in the room who is directly related to the topic at hand.
Someone talks about homeless youth, I think about the man I met in San Francisco.
Someone talks about discrimination, I think about my friend Semiran.
A perspective rooted in personal relationships shrouds words in grace, policies into people.
When you find yourself back on the tightrope, consider this perspective.
(It’s worth noting, personal experience or relationship are not as helpful when used as logical reasoning to support or refute a claim.)