These are the folks you not only rely on to have your back – every (damn) single time you need them - they are also the crew who are willing to provide a reality check when you are in critical need of one. You never need to mask your true self from your peeps - they “get” you completely, without judgement or blame, and will move heaven and earth to make sure you feel heard, safe, and loved.
Peeps are not simply friends; they are your comrades, compatriots, companions, confidants, and coconspirators – in short, they are your personal community. They share your vision, your ideals, your humanity, and your aspirations. These are the people who will dance in the streets with you when you are on top of the world, and the ones who will hold you and sob with you when your world comes crashing down.
You will recognize your peeps by the way their eyes light up when they see you and by the positive vibes radiating from them. These are also the folks that you may not be able to see or speak with very often, but when you do, the conversation continues where you left it – weeks, months, or even years before.
The Liberated Learners Crew
I wish upon all of you a contingent of peeps who understand and support you in all your endeavors. Thank them profusely and then pay it forward whenever the opportunity presents itself. I firmly believe that in doing so we will establish and grow a culture of kindness, which is the only way to counteract our current climate of dissension and preposterous disregard for our collective fundamental humanity. PS – In taking my own advice, I would like to express deep gratitude to all of my peeps – my family, the entire DRC crew, and all of the Liberated Learner folks, as well as all of the people in my village who have supported this vision from the very beginning. Thank you - from the bottom of my heart.