One who sees from either side
Any point of view
A soul who relates to any and all whose paths it crosses
Is an anomaly, rarer than rare, in the general population.
How can this occur, at all?
Can any one individual truly understand both
The Forest and The Trees of society?
To feel equally akin to the whole and to the parts, themselves,
Is this not true balance?
It must be that only one who is completely disconnected
From social trends
From the passions of the public
From the whims of the common citizen
Will ever be able to see all sides equally
Siding with all parties, and yet, none.
Only one who is outside
Can see the inside for what it truly is.
Closeness can blind
In judgements meant to be fair
Impartiality carries a measure of distance, as a requirement.
How, then, should the human self identify
Who belongs not to any particular area, background, group or persuasion?
The curse is the lack of understanding this one will receive
From a populace accustomed to seeing only itself everywhere,
Shying away always from any small perturbation
Shunning a thing even remotely different or unexpected
So the one with feet in all camps learns to assimilate
And even though the variation may be slight
Such separation allows the One to See All Points of View.
The blessing is the unpredictable boon of gaining anyone’s confidence –
Ones who have been blindly shunned are for once openly accepted;
Those who bore of fitting in can reveal their true, hidden deviations,
Without fear of reprisal or reproach.
This is a power even superheroes lack:
Gain a person’s confidence, reward their trust, and they can make a true and unprecedented ally.
The power of the not-quite-misfit is the ability to gather up both fit and mis
Bridging the gap
Completing the divided human race.
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