I started out this post by remembering a couple of memories. At first remembrance, I felt anger and frustration, a bit of hurt and disappointment. It's painful sometimes to remember parts of the past. I walked away from the post for a while; did some other things; pondered which message I want to convey; how the memories could apply. Why remember a memory? To address it. It occurred to me that both of my memories have emotion in common. In both, I feel powerless and insignificant.
Brains go through patterns until they learn new patterns. A way to learn a new pattern is to look at something in a different way. Part of life is discover and assess. One of my foci right now is respectful communication. It's one of those goals that's lifelong, means many things, and offers somewhat ethereal benefit. It's grand.