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Rachel Held Evans @rachelheldevans
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Unpopular Opinion (at least on Twitter): Sometimes people say the “wrong” thing in an attempt to connect and there should be grace for that.
Okay, context: Yesterday at the park, a lady was chatting with me about the baby and she asked some questions & made some comments (about childbirth & babies) that would undoubtedly get criticized and mocked here if I shared them...
...But it was obvious to me that she was just a woman alone on a walking track who wanted to connect with another woman and her cute baby. I could get all offended or I could welcome her interest. I guess I just see so much policing of conversations these days....
...You can't ask a person what they do for a living because that reduces people to their work. You can't ask if they are married or have kids because there might be a painful story there. You don't dare venture into politics/faith unless you can be certain of ideological purity..
Sometimes it just seems like we're so afraid of accidentally wounding one another we're afraid to get too close.
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