You

“You left us alone when we needed you the most. Being called a swindler’s family is not an easy label to live with.”

Her eyes were brimming with tears, as she spoke.

“It was a frame-up.”

“Why couldn’t you defend yourself?”

“To protect someone else – someone you care about more than me.”

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19 thoughts on “You

  1. Sometimes it takes years before the truth is known. In the meantime there are tears and unanswered questions.
    Your SSS are always so thought provoking. Good one.

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  2. Glad you’re “back”☺
    Excellent 6. A reminder that some make incredible sacrifices in the face of seeming indifferent to the effect it may have on others; all the while knowing their own reputation may be damaged permanently.

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  3. Glad you’re “back”☺
    Excellent 6. A reminder that some make incredible sacrifices in the face of seeming indifferent to the effect it may have on others; all the while knowing their own reputation may be damaged permanently.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! Sacrifice itself is a controversial term. If a mother does it to protect her child, she feels compelled to do it inwardly – no other option exists at that moment. There are other versions where people do something happily, are disappointed later when the reciprocity is not there, and then start ‘cribbing’ about the sacrifices they made. If you do it at gunpoint, it is oppression, not sacrifice.

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  4. What Clark said about self-sacrifice. Some folks just don’t appreciate it to begin with and some learn not to. Ugh. Great sxi, good use of the cue.

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  5. sometimes self-sacrifice is over-rated (at least the way that the dominant culture would have it’s less powerful members be indoctrinated in the principle).
    thought-provoking Six

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    1. IMO, it is always overrated. But in this scenario, if the third person is their son or daughter, or a parent … the way you read it will change. We tend to imagine triangular relationships.

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