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Those who don't do reality well don't get along with me well, either. And as you say, I've recently lost a job over refusing to play that game. With children it probably is much harder, and I'm glad I never had to go through that. The compassion, inner strength, and humility is what can make it more bearable regardless of which path is taken.
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