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YEAH, SOMETIMES

The politically conscious individual has two demons on their shoulder: nihilistic pessimism and false absolution. The former is a manifestation of our worst fears about the work we do—It’s never going to have an impact, so why does it matter if I try? The latter is its corollary, a lie we tell ourselves that undercuts our obligation to the world—I didn’t cause this mess, so it’s not my responsibility to fix it. It’s hard to find solace in work that is so complex, frustrating, and gradual. And that makes it all the more important to try. Right? ●

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

Questions & Lies  

Questions & Lies is about the emotional toll of the politics of grievance and fear: immigration, climate change, transphobia, wealth hoardin...

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