How to say that without sounding like a high school guidance counselor? That it doesn’t sound like oatmeal with too much sugar on it to make up for the irrepressible fact that it’s oatmeal. When everyone is special then nobody is. How to believe that you are essential when life seems to be saying the opposite? How to forgo the fake pleasures of this life and not pursue the empty treasures when the real ones are so much easier to obtain?
That’s not something you say, so much, as hug.