An important friend once told me: "It's a long rode to ho!", and I thought I knew what he meant (It's a long row to hoe.), but what he was referring to was a concept that a Sailor's son might use to describe the difficulty of releasing a deeply rooted restraint, such as pulling an anchor up from the ocean floor - which is what it really means. Though I made my way through ignorance and misunderstanding by trial and error, some of our children are still stuck in the trauma of literal interpretation with nothing but the net to secure them. I believe they'll need more Internet than we have today to keep them safe, so here's one more page.
Developments online do not clarify the ambiguity of spoken word, and if we don't teach an awareness of the diversity of life and language, and how the power of creation is marshalled by its myriad fragmentations into all manor of manifestations, the vulnerability of our own naivety will not let us rest.
We need to share how our lives, and the lives of others, transcend the use of names, labels, and even words to find real meaning. Until we're capable of enlightenment that relies on a deathless state, sacred knowlege buried by the passion play, or the tolerance of religious allegory, we must remain free of judgement.
Later in life, a mentor told me to: "Take the high road." Had I understood the meaning of the first lesson my freind taught, my mentor's admonition would've not only referred to a moral decision, it would also imply that we may need take the 'rode' back up - to heave ho with the anchor back up to the ship from below, befitting of the admonition: "Better that they be sunk to the bottom of the sea, than to lead a child astray". So, because I didn't understand the meaning of the first lesson, the value of the second was partially lost on me, and the admonition to do the right wasn't reinforced by the gallows laughter that was begging to be heard.
If our own point of view has not been inclusive of others, and our judgment must be mindful of all other perspectives, then we need to field every point of view before coming to any conclusions.