Is This the Hill You Really Choose to Die on?

Shirley Ann Parker
7 min readSep 4, 2022

Who Are You Taking Down With You?

A barbed wire fence in front of a steep hill with some cloud cover at the top. The sign on the fence says “NO Drones.” There are some low buildings at the foot of the hill.
Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

Sooner or later, almost every one of us will draw a line in the sand that sprouts a sign essentially saying, “This far, and no more!”

Whether it’s a spiteful in-law, a vigilante neighbor, a bullying co-worker, or a sneering, upper-crust woman-chaser, we are done. However, some lines in the sand can do real damage: choices that…

Shirley Ann Parker

UK emigrant to USA. Interests: Wildlife, people, mental health, religion. Help me tear down society’s abuses.