Comment: yes, it takes time and moxie--

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yes, it takes time and moxie--

work, research, reading, education--

etc.

And then when an accident happens (that's not especially traumatic), and other people are nearby and threaten to call 911, and you know you can take care of it yourself, and you're pleading with those standing nearby not to call 911 (because you are uninsured and do not want to deal with the ER anyway)--

and are so relieved to be left alone with a few kind friends to take you home, so you can help yourself--

Yes, it's hard. It's very hard--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--