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Thursday, April 23, 2015

0, To Be A Tailor

O, To Be A Tailor

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
One of the things I most passionate in my work as a therapist is the idea that change is possible. My clients work so hard to become a new person—to give themselves and others—a new beginning. There is no disillusionment that things will be easy. They have become a square peg that will no longer fit in the “round hole world” they left behind.
If I could give those who come into contact with them one gift it would be new eyes or the wisdom  to be more like a tailor.
I had become a new person; and those who knew the old person laughed at me. The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me whilst all the rest went in with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Man and Superman, 1903
Change is hard.  What is even harder sometimes is allowing someone else to change.
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