Anna Vittone

Anna Vittone

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543 weeks ago @ Weekly Leader - The Opposite of Mentoring · 0 replies · +2 points

Ah. The things we know but don't want to.

543 weeks ago @ Weekly Leader - The Opposite of Mentoring · 0 replies · +1 points

This is my whole world right now. But the thing that keeps me up at night is this: Let's say that I'm not the problem (or that I have recognized my anti-mentoring and put a stop to it) what can we do to affect the same change in those around us? How do we help end the cycle without saying, "Hey Dude-that-signs-my-paychecks -- you're being rude and no one respects you nearly as much as you think we do because of it." Because, you know.. that ain't gonna fly. Well, it might... straight out the window.

545 weeks ago @ Weekly Leader - The Letter · 1 reply · +2 points

It's amazing what we don't know about our parents. Sometimes, I feel like I wouldn't really know you, even if I had been able to live with you. I certainly don't know my mother.

There are barriers between two people that no amount of time or love seems to breach. Is it simply a matter of the physics of being, perhaps? Or maybe it is the very complex reality that very few of us ever come to truly know ourselves.

It is easy to know your parents love you, that they are proud of you. But it is a very different and more difficult thing to believe it.

I am very proud of you, Daddy.

I am waiting for my letter.