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Exactly - you "speak from experience." I think that realization may be
something which one can only learn from experience, or take on faith from a
trusted and respected model/mentor.
> Here on the rez extended families are very important, and the
> kids can often find an aunt or grandparent or clan member who can
> take them in if home is too chaotic.
In the cities, too often either there is no extended family, or else the
extended family is dysfunctional itself. Again, we are back to the loss of