Only in retrospect did I realize how profoundly vulnerable I was as a child… at the complete mercy of my elders for my survival and tutelage… for better or worse.

Only in retrospect did I appreciate how much of my upbringing happened to me… without my informed CONSENT.

Only in retrospect did I recognize the many insidious ways that “success” was defined for me, not by me.

Only in retrospect did I see and understand the crippling damage done by the evils of OBEDIENCE and CONFORMITY.

Only in retrospect did I discover that what they wanted me to be was not what I wanted me to be.

Existentialism Humanism

Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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  1. Hey Frank, this is John from Jack Doyle’s. We had a brief conversation about life. I love what you’re doing. It is starting to inspire me to seek again.

    Peace&Love Brother,


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    • What a pleasure to hear from you, John. And thanks a million for the words of appreciation. By the way, meeting you gave me those last few drops of encouragement I needed to start putting my thoughts and feelings out there, knowing that there really are people, like you, who do take life seriously. All the best, my friend, and hoping to see you at Jack Doyle’s again, sooner rather than later. Sláinte!


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