I've caught myself more than once refraining from saying, "Me too" or "I can't breathe" for the reasons you share here. Too often we are on auto pilot with our words and then if aware enough we catch ourselves, restate, rephrase and say something different and yet still showing empathy and understanding.

Thank you, Aimee for this well written, thoughtful piece. Full respect and you've got me thinking.

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