8. “I pay taxes in this district, so technically you work for me.”
Sorry, we’re not your minions. That’s not how it works. Taxes support public goods and services — such as the fire department, police, parks, and yes, public schools — for the community as a whole. And by the way, teachers pay taxes too.
When I was younger and in darker, darker times, I used to ask myself why things were so hard. When this darkness left room for hope, because it always, always does, I thought that maybe it was because something beautiful was about to come. Through the years of course my faith quivered, foolish,…
I always thought it was wrong to be me. I always thought I would never be able to be loved just the way I am. That I was a mistake, that I was impossible. And look! there you were. You have always been there and here. We just had to wait a little bit.
Time hurts, but waiting was totally worth it.