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When one changes one’s orientation towards life and a previous ethos, it is seen as a form of apostasy. People can’t believe it if you change in a radical manner. They will try to perceive you as you used to be and shoe horn you back in their minds.

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incomprehensible

in his otherness

disoriented to our compass

 

an outlook

so very different

his delusion is our illusion

 

he can’t be

that differently

it must be an act

 

he’ll come round

to our thinking

because we are so right

 

no sore thumbs

allowed, permitted

we will convince him….

 

….. we must

 

the prodigal

the apostate

the heretic