Whenever we take it upon ourselves to decide for another of us what they need
we take away their power to decide for themselves.
We reduce the space in which they can be human.
We reduce the space the space in which they can be free to make their own choices.
We reduce the space in which they get to be who they can be.
We reduce the space in which they get to make the kind of choices we value being able to make in our own lives.
And, we deny them opportunity in which they might learn to reclaim their power and learn to use it to live a life worth living and on their own terms…