“What is crucial, here, is that if it hurt you. If it hurt you, that is not what is important. Everybody’s hurt. What is important (what bull whips you, what corrals you, what drives you, torments you), is that you must find some way of using this to connect you with everyone else alive because this is all you have to do it with. You must understand that your pain is trivial, except insofar as you use it to connect with other people’s pain, and insofar as you can do that with your pain, you can be released from it, and then hopefully it works the other way around too. Insofar as I can tell you what it is like to suffer, perhaps I can help you to suffer less.” – James Baldwin (@ around 10:23)

The things that uplift.

T. M. G.

Source Credit Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU0g5fAA2QY&t=677s