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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