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Michael - Minneapolis,Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States

'they are just saying that to be nice' as a means to continue with our own confirmation biases about ourselves. However, when a stranger says something with really nothing to gain,  More

we take notice. I believe that is what happened. I suspect that a crack has formed in the patina of her beliefs about herself and Nikki was instrumental in that. For that, I commend her for being a sensitive and caring human being.

Date: 12/07/2018

Michael - Minneapolis,Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States

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MIchael - Minneapolis,Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States

I attend a personal development group almost every week. A conversation emerged where a friend of mine who is one of the regular attendees made a comment on how she  More

didn't think she had the beauty that was more common among salsa dancers. That's when something very surprising happened. Someone who was completely new to the group named Nikki spoke up and said she thought she was beautiful and couldn't believe that she couldn't see that in herself. That brought tears to my friend's eyes. I will admit that I was very moved by that as well. While this might seem like a small thing to do, the impact from something like that was likely much larger. The tears that had resulted seemed like a good measure of that. What struck me was that someone who was new brought that out. It seems more common for new people to be a bit more reserved and observant to get the dynamics of our discussions before being that bold. Oddly, we are often blind to the truth about ourselves and often live our lives believing lies that were embedded into our psyche's much earlier in life. That was clearly that case the day that this occurred. Sometimes we will hear something that counters it, but when it is from people we know we seem conditioned to think ideas along the lines of

Date: 12/07/2018

 
Michael - Plymouth,Plymouth,Minnesota,United States

Hi 

Date: 03/06/2018