What if?

Here’s a radical idea: what if I started every relationship, every interaction, every new experience with “this is going to be good”?  What if I could shed all the judgements I was imbued with as a child?  What if I could unschool myself in prejudice and social discomfort?  What if I could figure out a way to give every single person the same tabula rasa, the same fair game, the same genuine respect I would want?  What if the perspective of my parents, my culture, my neighbourhood, my religion, my favoured politicians, my own broken background no longer had a hand in the present?  What if there was a way to be open to everyone?  And in that openness, feel okay to be me?  

Wouldn’t that be radical?

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