Do You Know The Difference Between Righteous And Conscious Self-Sacrifice?

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I said no, and I thought I was going to die.

It was the first time I could remember saying no to my mother as a kid, and I was terrified. We’d traveled to New York City from Guadeloupe to visit family, and it had been a long day running errands.