I think this boils down to the question that has defined, tormented and chased me my adult life.
People I used to respect and love constantly said in word and deed you’re too much – stop being you.
Be less of you and I will love you.
BE LESS of you and you’ll fit our team,
BE LESS of you and you’ll get along, but less of ME killing me.
But then the changes started happening….you’re too MUCH.
You can’t be THAT honest.
You can’t ADMIT that the lie is the lie and the lie is the truth.
You don’t fit in and you smile, scream a silent daily rage, and keep smiling while you dial into the weekly conference call and tell Martha her memo was great.. GREAT – The one where she replied all to blast you and her facts were wrong, but the damage was already done.