Other People's Lives

in the absence of meaning, other people's choices feel like an indictment of our own

We are living, it seems, in an age of insecurity. The less socially and economically secure among us are insecure in very concrete and troubling ways. Meanwhile, I perceive a deep unhappiness among those who should be the healthiest and happiest people in the world - college educated, upwardly-mobile, healthy Americans aged 21-50 who have the social cap…

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