So this is a tuition well-spent (Note: I’m not spending any).
Being back in New York is also – surprise! – making me realize something else: how much this conflict management course has changed the way I’m open, relating, speaking… it’s probably a mix of that and living in Israel in general… that I just say things that I’m thinking now, I don’t hold back as much for fear of un-pc-ness or hurting the silly undue periphery feelings (the ones that only cause drama and don’t necessarily mean anything significant). Really, because they only hold back truth and action. If people really want to be able to solve their issues, they need to release all the stupid little things eating them up and be open to a more major change, a real one, not a superficial one.
What I am saying is, I can just say all that now, fearlessly.