it’s surprising to me how much we don’t actually support each other. I mean, we think we do - but it’s only in ways that align with what we think is possible for someone. but thinking something ISN’T possible for someone isn’t exactly support. as children, we are told, “reach for the stars,” “you can do anything you want to do,” “the world is yours.” but then at some point, those words of encouragement are reigned in... they become smaller. we are told certain heights are impossible so to reach lower, to do what we have to do not what we want to do, and that the world is against us. why do we do that to each other? is it fear that if someone else reaches the stars, we will be reminded that we are still on the ground? I hope not. I hope the intention is more loving than that... more a desire to protect one another. but by trying to protect, are we really just holding each other back from reaching our highest point? maybe the best support is the kind that truly lifts us up... past all the supposedly possible, realistic, and attainable... all the way up to the stars. because support should never keep us on the ground.