There is a magnificent Mark Eitzel song titled “It Is Important Throughout Life To Proclaim Your Joy”. It is also important to admit, on occasion, to the righteousness of your fury. To the justness of your cause in the face of those who would do you wrong, and who would rob you of your youth, and who would ignore what’s good and beautiful in you. I know this is all corny platitude stuff, but I know people who got sent to places… and it sucked for them. They can’t even say how bad it was.
We live in different realities but when you deny what this person is going through or what this person is going through, you’re denying their reality. We are as different on the outside as we are on the inside and we have the right to be so.
Don’t deny differences. Accept them, appreciate them, recognize them and cherish them. They are extremely important.