I no longer feel the need to fight for my right to disagree with others. I disagree with them whether they think i have the right to or not. There’s something liberating in knowing that your beliefs really are not dependent on someone else’s concession- that you alone decide what you have the right to believe. Once you believe that, you become free to listen to what others are telling you about themselves. And by listening in that way you gain the opportunity to say the one true thing you know that no one else does about the thing that matters most to them. Everybody has one, because no two people’s lives are identical. You might have a bigger impact on someone else’s life that way than you could ever imagine.

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