A long lead-in to a point I’m trying to make, which is basically that you are awesome

imagesWe’re born with no filter. We say what we want; we do what we want; whatever we feel, we don’t hide. And then we grow up. First our parents teach us us fairly sensible filters–like, “don’t put your hand on the stove.” Even if that’s what you want to do, it’s kind of a bad idea, right? Then there’s the whole, “don’t say everything┬áthat comes to mind because some of it will hurt someone’s feelings” thing. That’s critical to learn. Like when you were a preschooler, you used to say to me, matter-of-factly, Continue reading