Thank you for including me in your list of ‘real writers’, I think I just grew an inch :)
I agree with what you’re saying here. There will always be clashes and conflict. I really wouldn’t want it any other way.
But sometimes, some of the drama will shake you to the core. Which I took as a perfect moment to examine that core. I find out new things about my core each time I look at it. The latest round of core-shaking revealed I could and should be doing more to create the environment I wish to have even if that makes me feel like I am stepping out of my place. Because ‘my place’ is nothing more or less than the spot I have decided to take up.