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  • #146179

    breakfastat
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    New to this forum.  Taking this first post opportunity to declare my gratitude and awe of Anita and others like her who take the time to read, understand and formulate a compassionate response for those in need.  Amazing and thank you.

    #146195

    anita
    Participant

    You are welcome, Carol. Glad you are here. Hoping to read more from you.

    anita

    #146233

    Peony
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    I completely agree!  It is nice to have someone take the time to read your/our forums and answer them with good intentions.  Thank you to Anita and all the like!  xo

    #146251

    anita
    Participant

    Dear Poeny:

    You are welcome and thank you!

    * Of course, I can't speak for “the like” of me, since there is no such person. We are all individuals.

    And thank you again Carol/breakfastat.

    anita

     

     

    #146531

    Free Moon
    Participant

    I agree completely. I appreciate Anita's effort a lot and I hope everyone else does too. 🙂

    #146577

    anita
    Participant

    Thank you, Free Moon. You are kind!

    anita

    #148315

    Susannah
    Participant

    In a way it is great that there are people, who contribute a lot! There may also be downsides.  If a few people “dominate” some forum,  others may feel discouraged to enter. I have quite a lot of experience of volunteer work (irl) and have seen that phenomenom there as well. The healthiest and most vibrant communities – both online and irl – have many, many contributors! 🙂 I am new here and wish that this would be such a place.

    #148427

    Susannah
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    One more comment about this topic.

     

    A friend of mine has several diplomas in healthcare and for the last 20 years she has been working with people with mental problems.

     

    Some time ago she told me that she has begun to concentrate more deeply on her artistic endeavours and hopes to become a true artist – by that she means that she wishes to be able to earn her living by being an artist. (She makes music and writes.)

     

    She told me that for a long time being a therapist made her feel good about herself – as if she was a “good person” being able to help. It took time to admit even to herself first (and later to others) that it also was a big part of her identity; thinking to be in a position where she could almost feel a little superior compared to her patients. (Possibly many never reach such an honesty about themselves.)

     

    “As an artist I am a beginner and eager to learn and grow and don”t imagine that I know answers to anybody”s life.”

     

     

    What a healthy shift of consciousness! 🙂

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  Susannah.
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