Last week one of my professors said, “I’m asking you to complicate your world view.”
She was discussing the merit of her motto to us for the semester, that we “Try to accept the fact that someone has had an experience that is very different, but just as valid, as you.”
That the surface is not the story.
That people are complicated and, therefore, so are their issues.
That we harm rather than heal when we assume things of people.
That it is far harder, far more time consuming, and often far more painful to take these considerations.
And infinitely more worthy.