What Do We Owe to Others with a Culture of Feedback?

Courtney Branson
The Shadow
Published in
8 min readJan 25, 2021

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Photo by Adam Jang on Unsplash

Before my daughter Henley could talk, she had a line-up of cries to signal hunger, exhaustion, boredom, and more. At first, I couldn’t tell the differences. When she cried, I would run the gamut. I would offer sustenance or comfort and wait for feedback. I’d adapt from there. Eventually, I built a mental library of cries, and even today, I know the cry for I need mommy.

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