"In general the only people I really trust doing reconstruction work are people who have paid their dues to deconstruction. If someone has never been able to see the dark side, they haven't gained the right to talk the language of reconstruction.
You need to have seen the dark side, have felt the sour stomach and have emerged renewed from the belly of the whale.
We don't need naive people or people in denial. We need people who have been there, know the problems and have come out alive."
Hope Against Darkness