It’s probably not so useful, the things they call me — but I think the worse part is when they categorize me completely based on a variance from their views, which are right to them. Life is messy and complex, and even those staunchly on the left or right, although they might not admit to it, adhere to some ideals that fall somewhere in the middle.

If we can somehow lose the fear to be there — in the middle — maybe more people would come forth with it, and be willing to work together. Right now, I suspect we’re too afraid to admit we’re there.

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