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    Thank you for sharing this story. I am struck at this object lesson in the expanding power of love. You are enlarged because the twins lived their principles. I think that is what gave you the strength to reflect and find your own truth. I am struck by:

    It's just way easier to adopt the proclivities of the authority figures around you when the alternative requires hard work.
    It's so risky to do, but the hard work is worth it, and it takes living the experience to get that. The example you took the trouble to write down here has expanded me, and I am grateful for your story and your reflection and your writing. I'm twice your age and am jealous of your early wisdom. One thing I've noticed is that I don't think people want to be racist, I think they just get used to it. I think people know it's wrong, but they are super afraid. The key seems not to yell and scream, but to to quell  fear through live example.

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