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Selves and others.

Boundaries are fine; borders are problems; walls are weak.

You and I are not one.

Yet I am part of you and you are part of me.

It is okay to hate yourself a little.

Just hate everyone else a little more.

Dependence, independence.

You are that part of me upon whom I depend for my sense of independence.

Be quiet!

You don’t know me. You don’t even know yourself.

Treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself?

 I hope not! Few can withstand that kind of abuse.

Two kinds of other-regard.

I don’t care what they say. I care what you think.

Obverse.

Othering is the other side of Selfing.

An other in Taiwan.

I wonder how I would have been had I been raised where my parents were raised. Yet I would not be “me” without this American-ish life.

The “wannabe” is misnamed.

They want to possess the other far more than they want to be them.