Subtitle: Or, at the least, I think I believe
Sub-subtitle: Or, at the most, I believe I know
(Note: Quite recently, I was reminded of this, which proves an old dog always can relearn something old!)
In the course of my experience and in the context of my self-awareness and self-understanding, I always have benefited whenever someone, anyone, whether well-known to me or not so well known, has taken the risk to tell me of the effect, whether for good or for ill, that I have had on her or his life.
And I have learned to listen and to accept each.
Neither dismissing a compliment with the false modesty that resists public acclaim.
Nor discounting a criticism with the equally false competency of my immunity to error or my disgruntled denial to take personal responsibility for the harm I have done.
For to dismiss the good and to discount the bad is to reject human dignity; both of the one who ventures the vulnerability of expression and mine own as one capable of both good and bad.
© 2020 PRA