May 2019

Your Reaction is Not Discourse

If you consider how people piss you off, what do you make of that, exactly? Is it their fault? Yours? Both? Depends? I have a tendency to situate myself as either a victim or defender of the victim. I just gravitate toward those roles, it’s taken years to even begin to unlearn it. What I’m not comfortable with is the position of the perpetrator, I avoid it, and sometimes in doing so can actually behave aggressively, mainly toward myself but it can also be toward others. So as a practice, I’m always interested in what comes up for me when…

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