I want to let you guys in on a secret.
I’m no expert.
I have no degrees except a G.E.D. I’ve never done any psychology classes or studies.
I’ve read books on a few subjects. All I do is read, think, express my thoughts, and receive feedback. Then act on the things that resonate with me and repeat the cycle.
It’s basic communication, think, talk, listen, with an extra step of acting on what resonates with me and a bonus of reading.
I love reading. I love getting another perspective on life. It’s another option for me to consider.
The only thing I’m even close to being an expert on is me and even that subject is constantly changing. With every new option comes the possibility of a revelation that may change my perspective, altering to some degree who I am.
Some of what I write will come to me as I’m writing.
That’s what happened to me in this first story.
I intended to write about my schooling and all the reasons I dislike public schools. As I was writing I had a revelation that maybe my being forced to conform led to my “balanced extremes” and went with it. I had other things going on in my life around that time that probably added to the issue but I truly believe that “being forced to conform: played a major role.
Everything you read will be what I truly believe in this moment.