It is often said in the medical world, “if it has hooves, think horses, not zebras”. The idea is that we are often quick to look for what we decide is rare and exciting while ignoring things that are more common, and more likely the actual case. While this may work for many of us, the problem is, Zebra’s still have hooves. Those of us who are rare, unusual, or uncommon end up being not believed or are told that what we are describing is highly unlikely, nearly impossible. And so it is much easier for others to say it’s not happening at all.
However, Zebras do exist. Rare means rare, not completely impossible. And sometimes we think things are impossible because we want to, because we filter out the information that would prove otherwise. Often we do this unintentionally, without realizing.
Sometimes you just need to take the time to listen to people, and then consider what they say instead of dismissing it.
So this is me, finding my way to say things, and seeing what will happen next.