It seems when a person retains the clarity of their own beliefs - remains true to those beliefs - and refuses to alter them to accommodate the Darwinian impulses of a failing social order, they are often ostracized. But in the understanding of how destructive so much of that consciously unacknowledged social code is - of how cloaked it all is in a continuous and deluded chorus of all is well, ostracism looses its sting. That sting is then gradually replaced by a kind of melancholy pride taken in the personal price one must pay to be guided by unadulterated impulses of love.
Copyright 2017 Brent Hightower
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