This was a beautifully written, exhausting article to read because I have lived this dream for 61 years, made even more exhausting because every word you wrote is true. Most people are not ‘dicks’ — they just have no understanding of how to move out of their cluelessness. But still, they want to defend — and it’s that, right there, that makes my head hurt. But I figure…hey, maybe if I don’t flip out on them and I try to give them the benefit of my pov…just maybe. And who knows? Just maybe. Here’s hoping.
And thank you for this article.