Jan 24, 2023·edited Jan 24, 2023Liked by Amar D. Peterman

Great insights, Amar. Growing up, I was on the outside of this looking in. I must say that I didn’t feel ill will towards participants, mostly just a feeling of strangeness that, frankly, I was glad I wasn’t a part of. In the back of my mind, I may have had something along the lines of what you might call anthropological curiosity. Wondering what this "fringe" group was doing and why.

One thing I DO know, is that this did not draw me in or cause me to approach and ask questions or want to be a part of it. If anything, it highlighted how different they were from me. Not really demonstrating qualities that resonated with me and caused me to aspire to.

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Jan 24, 2023Liked by Amar D. Peterman

This is so good!! I went to this and even led this every year in middle school and high school. Deeply formative.

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