Here are two things that everyone everywhere needs to know about everyone else: People do the best they can with what they know; and all behavior makes sense when viewed in context.
Sometimes when you try to change your friends and family’s need for sameness will be so great that they will refuse to see that you have grown into something different.
Going through a personal crisis is like living in a bubble. You can see and hear the people outside but there’s a barrier between you and everyone else.
There’s going to be a lot of people quoting Mr. Rogers over the next couple days and with good reason. As always, Fred Rogers offers sound advice: When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. When …