Or, Sometimes I Don’t Share Things Because I’m Afraid I Stole Them
Does that happen to you?
Books, radio programs, movies, friends, colleagues: I get stuff (helpful, growthful, stuff) from anywhere I can. And sometimes I think everything should be footnoted to give credit to all my sources.
But that’s impossible, of course.
My group therapy patients often hesitate before saying something in group that I’ve said to them. “Give it!” I exclaim. “It’s yours! It’s meant to be given away!” I don’t want the world to change just one person at a time. I want to help as many people as possible and then I want them to take that help and give it away all over town. Why? Because it’s good stuff and because good stuff is meant to be shared. And because the world is sorely lacking in good stuff.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. – Salvador Dali