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May 21, 2013

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***Maybe we don’t have to be as socially and politically courageous in our work as the writers who came before us...***

I really dug your whole post, but this was the part that made me think--about myself, my world. Courage is always needed when you are in the minority. It's human nature to pile on weaker individuals, and it always takes guts to take on a crowd. I think if we don't have to be socially and politically courageous at least once a day, we're not doing it right.

For me, the courage in writing posts, poetry, putting up my mathematical work, is that I may be completely off-point. I will find a better way tomorrow to say what I meant to say today. It's tough to put it out there for the world, when you know that on some level you're going to be wrong!

Well done piece! Cheers!

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