I am finally old enough to understand that the lessons I’ve learned are mine.

You have not suffered what I have suffered. You have not fought the battles I have fought. You do not dream my dreams. And you have not felt my triumphs.

And while we can share our experiences with each other, they are not “shared experience”

I have a fundamentally different understanding of the meaning of words in some cases.

That doesn’t mean we can’t talk. It doesn’t mean we can’t understand. And it is no excuse for not trying.

In our own experience and truth we find what our callings are.