I’m Reading This RIGHT NOW: “Ask Polly: Am I Too Smart for My Own Good?” – NY Mag

You imagine that you’re alone in your weird personal form of suffering. But you’re not alone. You want your suffering to be weirder, more dramatic, more terrible. But lots of people who are reading this understand exactly what you’re going through. 

You are not a crazy genius or an irredeemable asshole or a misfit who’s damned for all time. You are just a person. We are all damned in our own little ways. We are all uniquely blessed and uniquely fucked. Welcome to the world.

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Yes. This.: “Love Letter to the World” by Kate Courageous

In the face of complaints, look that person in the eye and imagine what it might have been like to be raised to see only what is wrong.

In the face of selfishness, wonder what it might be like to walk the world with a feeling of lack, of depletion.

In the face of insults, consider where this person first learned that it’s okay to abuse others…

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