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From Twitter 03-28-2011 [Tuesday, Mar. 29th, 2011|03:08 am]
The richest girl in town.

  • 16:59:49: I don't respect people who can't fight their own battles, and I give the side-eye to people who think they're in one when they're not.

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[User Picture]From: dahled
2011-03-30 10:42 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: erg
2011-03-31 10:02 pm (UTC)
As an outreach worker I see people so traumatized that even if they can tell us what their battle is, they can't fight it without assistance, sometimes that's just helping with I think of as simple letters, but they don't understand the agency they're arguing with, or how to get questions back, instead of summary judgement; so they can work the process. I find people are traumatized and just need company, just need someone to take notes. Just need someone to process with because they're so exhausted by the upset even before they've done anything.

And you know, homeless, or high functioning IT person, I find when we get kicked, a lot of us crumple right when we shouldn't, and people trip over themselves and self sabotage and bring up their parenting when it's really about some bureaucracy.

So, while I love the uprightness and the fortitude of the one liner, I also know the secret to a lot of successes, is that when we get kicked or tricked or bitch slapped; we take it to our team, whomever that is, however many that is, and then we can come back with such a delivery that whatever, whoever the problem is, they just didn't expect such a robust response, and the wins happens so much more often, and then it looks easy, and the work was shared so it was somehow a bit easier, and then we're not just ready for the next one, we're teachers when it happens to anyone around us.

As for those who think they're in a fight, just let 'em trip or hit the wall unless they're really worth hauling off track, pointing out the points on the curve and plopping them down with maps for their journey.
Best thing I know, is to just turn sideways and let 'em miss you as they trainwreck.

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