Yeah, That's What I Need!
I came across the following sentence in "Beyond Recognition" by Ridly Pearson:"Boldt needed someone to nourish him, to draw out the genius, to stimulate."
This was the thought of a woman that worked with the leading male character. I thought yes, even if you are a genius, you still need another human being to help you realize your full potential.
That is a fact that I have certainly come to grips with as part of my journey while being incarcerated. Of course there is that sort of "Rats" feeling. Now that I better understand that I can not always go it alone, that one really does need others to help one have a rich and full life. Now that I am more open to allowing others to give me support and direction, I am locked away from anyone that really gives a damn about me as an individual.
But for the most part, as I have mentioned time and time again, being an "individual" in prison is usually a way to end up in trouble either with the staff or with the other inmates.