If you have knowledge about a particular subject, language, or issue, and somebody else doesn’t, think about how you learned that. Maybe you’ve lived it or maybe somebody taught you. In order to move forward, we must educate others and bring people into our communities of knowledge, not alienate them. That is how we make change. Let’s not assume that everybody comes to places with the same backgrounds and knowledge.
my comparative american studies professor, as quoted by my friend k.c. (via radlerad
What was more, they had taken the first step toward genuine friendship. They had exchanged vulnerabilities.