I grew up in a middle class blue collar white Christian part of America.
Matt Haze

Matt Haze, thanks for joining the conversation. Life is funny. We all enter into the world in one type of a bubble or another. Some we come to recognize and others we never recognize. Like in the movie “Pleasantville,” once most of us come to see that the world can exist in a full spectrum of Technicolor (or however they explain it, you get my drift), it really is hard to want to back to the boring world of shades of gray.

I can relate to the frustration of going back inside the bubble. If I might, I encourage you to try to approaches: 1) Embrace the good that’s in “home,” because after all, it formed the basis for who you are, you’ve simply chosen to shed the “stuff” that no longer fits in your new worldview. 2) Be the flesh and blood example of what you’ve learned in your travels. People will be curious as to why you do things that way, those interested in your transformation will ask why, which will open the door to conversation.

It’s easier for people to break free of the bubble of their own accord, than to be dragged through it.

Good luck!

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