If you find yourself in a situation that is unacceptable to you, what would you do? Throughout my life I’ve grappled with this question. Although there’s no right answer, if a situation becomes intolerable, some kind of action, some kind of response, happens whether there’s time to think it through or not.
In My Friend, The Forest, there was no time to think. I needed to get away from the bossiness of my counselor, the unfriendly girls in my bunk, having no control over what I wanted or needed.
Sometimes I say yes to a situation or a person without having any idea of the consequences. When I took the job as a recreational therapist in a large mental hospital I was challenged in unexpected ways. Story Power describes one instance where I discovered what it means to have a moral compass.
One outcome of surviving abuse is that it made me very sensitive to my students’ emotional and physical wellbeing. I often had to decide whether to intervene, not always trusting my perception. Inner Darkness/Outer Light, is an instance where I used my life experience to help save a young man’s life.
In this month’s world tale, “Ant and Elephant”, from India, Ant finds a joyful way to stop Elephant’s terror.
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