Richard Harlos

Empathy & Analysis: Feeling Pain, Seeking Truth.

I’m not who I was…

If you’re someone I’ve known and you’ve found your way to this blog, thanks for your interest in seeking me out. Please try not to filter what you see here by what you may have experienced of me in the past. I’m not who I was.

If you’re not someone I’ve known before, welcome to my blog. I have no theme in mind for my writing here. I suppose it’s partly intended to be a ‘dare to share’ journal, and partly a way to seek out others who may be like-minded and who, like me, have a desire to ‘find the others’. If you’re not familiar with that last sentiment, it’s a nod to something Timothy Leary wrote long ago:

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the ‘normal people’ as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like ‘Have a nice day’ and ‘Weather’s awful today, eh?’, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like ‘Tell me something that makes you cry’ or ‘What do you think deja vu is for?’. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful day.

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