When it comes to people, I don’t have much respect for your authority and I am not impressed by your success. I don’t care about the material gains you have to offer me or the great things you have done with your life. Instead, I look for people who have experienced suffering, and who have experienced it honestly.
To go through the depths of despair – through, not around – takes a rare courage. Confronting these frightening realities gives one a beauty that can only be attained by shedding those kind of tears.
The people I value are those who know what it means to be lost, lonely, and afraid because they have so much more to offer. I don’t need people with the answers. I certainly don’t need people who hide from the answers. And I certainly, certainly don’t need people who pretend to have the answers.
At the end of the day, the relationships that hold the most meaning to me are the kind where we can courageously get lost in the forest and find our way out together.
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