Cutting In

The flip-side of my feeling lonely and left-out is the sensation, provoked in others, that I'm is cutting-in — intruding, reducing their choice of who to be with. Sometimes being the outsider is appropriate, if I really don't bring anything to the group. Sometimes not being asked to join is an inadvertent oversight. Sometimes it's a lesson in independence, a chance to get stronger, to fly solo. Sometimes it's necessary so others can flourish without my help. And sometimes, it just is ...

(cf No Worries, Mate (2012-12-24), ...) - ^z - 2019-06-07