This bit here. . . I think this is the heart of your argument in this piece. You really did a nice job of framing a complex set of competing priorities and distilling it down to the basics.
The freedom to truly experience life and the connection necessary to have someone you can go home to tell all about it.
I just realized this is something you wrote near two years ago. I’m pretty much a newbie in poly and still trying to find my way so I appreciate being able to find good ideas like this to incorporate into my own nascent worldview.