Widening the Circle

Is it possible that being on the inside leaves us out of the loop? What if the margins aren’t narrow? What if that space of exclusion is also a position of perspective? What if being shut out allows you to understand the insiders better than they understand themselves?

Why do so many seek the safety of that inner circle anyway? Don’t we know that the circles not only keep others out, but also the air? Haven’t we learned that it’s on the edge of circles that hate makes its home? So even if you weren’t among the ones who put the circle in place, by allowing it to linger, don’t you carry the burden of responsibility as well?

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