Note to self

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I had to write a note to myself after this morning’s session, when I reverted to old habits and almost imposed my idea for resolving a situation on a fellow participant. It would have been not only crude and insensitive, but likely to be very awkward and the opposite to empowering. Trouble is, my desire to help came from the heart. It’s difficult to fight instincts that in order to care, one must act: I’m hardwired that way. We watched an inspiring TED by Barry Schwartz earlier in the week about having the wisdom to know when to break the rules in order to make a difference to someone. I really hope that I learn the wisdom of when to hold back in order to make a difference.

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