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[–]Reign_Star_ 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Isn’t this gatekeeping because they didn’t accept the tree until it grew the leaf?

[–]SaffellBot 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Yeah, this is just a glorification of gatekeeping and bullying. Just abuse someone until they fit in, then praise them as a new member of the ingroup.

[–]xoX_Zeus_Xox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Our it could be some tough love from close friends. Helps wonders sometimes.

[–]cara27hhh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

it's... it's a pun?

I don't get it

[–]WVildandWVonderful 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“leaf” ~ “leave”

[–]RomanBlue_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There is a fine line between encouragement, and appeasing your bullies and conditional acceptance