“I Am Not Them.”

Journal Entry #4

October 14th, Mid-morning

When you identify yourself as “not them,” it keeps you from empathizing with, understanding or even valuing the truths held by that other group. I think we saw this to an extreme level with the Trump presidency and that effect continues even today.

On either side of that presidency were groups of people who identified themselves…

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I’ve got questions. Writing helps me find the answers. Husband, dad, Afghan vet, healthcare process consultant, former fitness guru.

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Thomas St Thomas

Thomas St Thomas

I’ve got questions. Writing helps me find the answers. Husband, dad, Afghan vet, healthcare process consultant, former fitness guru.

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