I failed at this. I’m sorry.
I learned yesterday that some people feel like they need to be believed in in order to do things.
I don’t understand how that feels, but it must be horrible. Especially if you don’t currently think you are being believed in. So my endeavour from now on is to try and make sure everyone I know is made aware of how much i’m supportive of them. No more put-downs, apart from the odd-long standing joke perhaps (though even that will be limited). I’ll try and give people a compliment every day. Because if someone feels like they don’t want to be around simply because they don’t feel worthy, then I’m damn well going to try and make them feel worthy.
Broken things may not be forever, but sometimes people need help so that the breaks heal properly.