• Diane M Dawson

Have You Ever...

Updated: 5 days ago

decided what a person's story was before you even talked to them? I have.

At some level, this is a survival thing. But many times it's not; I look at a person wearing a face mask and decide that they are a Vaxxer or Covid 19 protector. But what if they have allergies and are just attempting to lessen a reaction? or what if they have Cancer and are immune compromised?

Everyone has their own personal story and many times we will never know what it truly is.

There are times however, that these types of decisions are so that you can keep yourself safe. Such as, observing someone behaving erratically or approaching you with what seems like menace. In these instances, I try to go to my heart and if I don't calm down then I take action to remove myself from the situation.

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