Two threads, seemingly unrelated, and unconnected to language acquisition, have come together for me.
From Dibbs, I understand that a person needs to understand and accept himself first before he is able to understand, accept and work with others. And from my moderation course, I realize that you need to operate according to a protocol that is organic, holistic and human. That you need to take into account each contributor’s nature, and to not expect—although you may strive for—perfection.
A great deal of my angst, timidity and trepidation result from the absence of this approach in my upbringing.