Oh my goodness! I found this article wonderful!
What do you think of it?
There’s the overall amazing story itself – and I can so identify. Only tenuously and in the most fragile way can I hang on to participation in any human community; for me, writing has to be the link I rely on.
But beyond that, some moments in the article stood out like beacons.
“. . . she has adapted by forming as many relationships—as many weak ties—as she possibly can. And webs of weak ties are what allow ideas to spread . . .”
Webs of weak ties. So many people who struggle seek that solution instinctively. That’s what my father did, who was so ill-adjusted to life on this planet. To my mother, one time among many many, berating him for who he was and how he went about things, he once said something to the effect of: “I have to live with me every day. How do you think it feels to be me?”
Webs of weak ties were what he relied on; he backed away from every strong tie he ever had.
And then this question:
“What is your useful skill in a tangible situation?”