I don't care if you think "that's rare" A personal story is not just a statistic it is proof of the possibility. It happened to a human and it can happen to another human. To disregard a story is to disrespect the life of the storyteller. We tell stories to teach and learn and feel. Our society teaches us to control, repress and silence ourselves and others. We are silencers who exist silently, creating a silence so deafening, our ears are not receptive to those who refuse to be silenced. We shame the non-silent noisemakers and we shame ourselves for even thinking of making noise Our society will never learn from our mistakes because we repeatedly make the mistake of thinking that we never made mistakes. Since these mistakes never hurt the powerful mistake-makers they will continue to be mistaken at the cost of human lives. Our society cherry-picks what and who is worth feeling for. We do not feel equally for all humans, we choose the most beneficial feelings to feel and then leverage them against others who feel differently. I pity the human who's heart- so frigid- and vision -so tunneled- that the sacred power of story-telling can not touch them warm or move them free. But moreso I pity the society that is full of these humans because they will be the ones to cause it's crumble.
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